Crystal Palace striker Wilfred Zaha and Manchester United defender Eric Bailly are part of the 23-man squad summoned by Ivory Coast to face Rwanda on March 23 in a dead rubber Afcon qualifier.
Zaha missed the previous two games without a
specific reason but returns for the game.
Hotspur defender Serge Aurier, Serey Die, Jean Michel Seri, Max Gradel, Nicolas Pepe and
Jonathan Kodjia are all included.
However, Sol Bamba
and Levante midfielder Cheick Doukoure are out injured and could miss the tournament
set to kick off in June in Egypt.
Ivory Coast are in
group H, second with eight points behind Guinea but both have qualified for the
H after five matches:
|Rwanda|| 2 point
IVORY COAST SQUAD
Gbohouo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Badra Ali Sangare (Free State Stars, South
Africa), Abdoul Karim Cisse (Asec Mimosas)
Abdoulaye and Traore Ismael (Angers, France), Eric Bailly (Manchester United,
England), Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Mamadou Bakayoko (Red
Star, France), Wonlo Coulibaly (Asec Mimosas), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague, Czech
Republic), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands)
Midfielders: Jean Michel
Seri (Fulham, England), Serey Die (Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland), Victorien
Angban (FC Metz, France), Franck Kessie (AC Milan, Italy), Jean-Philippe Gbamin
(Mainz 05, Germany), Ismael Diomande (SM Caen, France)
Kodjia (Aston Villa, England), Roger Assale (Young Boys, Switzerland), Nicolas
Pepe (Lille, France), Max Gradel (Toulouse FC, France), Maxwell Cornet
(Olympique Lyon, France), Yakou Meite (Reading FC, England), Wilfried Zaha
(Crystal Palace, England)