Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou Named to Ivory Coast Squad

Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Name Squad for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Chelsea FC is currently in 5th in the Premier League with plenty of help from stars Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou.

Both Drogba and Kalou have been named to the Ivory Coast squad for Africa Cup of Nations named by Ivory Coast coach Francois Zahoui.

The 25 man provissional squad are required to meet in Paris on 7 January before flying out to Abu Dhabi for a pre-tournament training camp. Zahoui insists that all players join up with the squad on the Fifa deadline, which is 14 days before the tournament kicks off on 21 January.

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou will not be available for their club’s FA Cup games on Sunday.

Goalkeepers: Barry Boubacar (Lokeren, Belgium), Gerrard Gnanahouan (Avranches, France), Daniel Yeboah (Dijon, France), Ibrahim Kone (US Boulogne, France)

Defenders: Siake Tiene (Paris St Germain, France), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart, Germany), Benjamin Angoua Brou (Valenciennes, France), Igor Lolo (FC Kuban Krasnodar, Russia), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor, Turkey), Emmanuel Eboue (Galatasaray, Turkey), Kolo Toure (Manchester City, England), Souleymane Bamba (Leicester City, England)

Midfielders: Kafoumba Coulibaly (Nice, France), Jean-Jacques Gosso Gosso (Orduspor, Turkey), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover, Germany), Cheick Tiote (Newcastle United, England), Max Gradel (St Etienne, France), Yaya Toure (Manchester City, England), Marco Taddei Ne (Tavria Simferopol, Ukraine)

Forwards: Gervinho (Arsenal, England), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Didier Drogba (Chelsea, England), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea, England), Wilfried Boni (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands), Abdul Kader Keita (Al Sadd, Qatar)

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