U-23 AFCON 2019: CIV Unveil Crack Squad For Olympic Eagles Clash

U-23 AFCON 2019: CIV Unveil Crack Squad For Olympic Eagles Clash

Nigeria’s Group B opponent Cote d’lvoire have announced a star studded squad for the U-23 AFCON 2019 holding in Egypt this month, Completesports.com reports.

The U-23 AFCON 2019 will take place in Egypt between November 8th and November 22nd in Egypt.

The young Elephants have a very impressive selection of attacking players as Genoa’s top goalscorer this season with five goals, Christian Kouame, is among the 21 players included in the squad. While Celtic’s Vakoun Bayo also made the cut.

Chelsea goalkeeper Tie Nicolas Basile was also called-up along with Toulouse FC midfielder Ibrahim Sangare.

Their first game will be against Nigeria on November 9th at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo.

They will face South Africa on November 12th and finally Zambia on the 15th.

The Olympic Elephants Full Squad For U-23 AFCON 2019

GOALKEEPERS:
Ira Tape Eliezer (FC San Pedro, ivory Coast)
Tie Nicolas Basile (Chelsea FC, England)
Nagoli Oupoh Maxime (FC SOL, Ivory Coast)

DEFENDERS:
Kouadio-Yves Dabila (Cercle Brugge, Belgium)
Zie Mohammed Ouattara (Vitoria Guimaraes,
Portugal)
Silas Gnaka (KAS Eupen, Belgium)
Ismael Diallo (AC Ajaccio, France)
Jonathan Cissé (Ironi Sport Hadera, Israel)
Cheick Aymar Timité (Amiens SC, France)

MIDFIELDERS:
Aboubacar Keita (OH Leuven, Belgium)
Koffi Sebastien Dakoi (Correcaminos UAT,
Mexico)
Franck Koffi Kouao (FC Vizela, Portugal)
Idrissa Doumbia (Sporting CP, Portugal)
Jean Thierry Amani (KAS Eupen, Belgium)
lbrahim Sangare (Toulouse FC, France)
Anderson Niangbo (Wolfsberger AC, Austria)

FORWARDS:
Christian Kouame (Genoa CFC, Italy)
Junior Hamed Traore (US Sassuolo, Italy)
Youssouf Dao (Sparta Praha, Czech Rep.)
Aboubacar Doumbia (S.O.A, Ivory Coast)
Vakoun Issouf Bayo (Celtic FC, Scotland)

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • Dr. Drey 1 month ago

    Real crack squad indeed…!

    But how did they manage to secure the release of their foreign based players while we struggled with ours. Learnt they have been in camp in Qatar abi na UAE for 6 weeks or so.

     
    • Hehehe. It’s like there’s not going to be a football event for Nigeria next year. It’s scary. Imama couldn’t even include Odey.

       
    • Paschal 1 month ago

      Those guys are surplus to requirements in their clubs thats why they found it so easy to release them and if its true they have been in camp for 6 weeks then they must be super surplus indeed. Last time I checked a certain anonymous Kenneth Omeruo caged a certain famous Didier Drogba and sent him packing from the afcon. Let them bring it on, we are Nigeria and we fear nobody in the world let alone Africa.

       
  • Well…we have…..
    Enobakhare Amokachi
    Nwakali Mikel Obi
    Dele-Bashiru Iniesta
    Okonkwo Utaka
    Awoniyi Yekini
    We should be able to Qualify..trust me

     
  • @Kel Imama had already secured the release of Odey, but after that beauty of a goal he scored against Liverpool, Genk made a U turn, and refused to release him, they suddenly realized his value and the quality he brings on the pitch. you can’t mandate them because the tournament is not in FIFA calendar.

     
  • I just wonder why we could mot get our best .
    Okoye should be there, okere, Iheanacho,Onyekuru, Awaziem, Odey,
    All of them should be here to qualify and not wait for others to qualify and then come and play in the Olympics.
    I have said it before, I wish Rohr will lead this team to Olympics if they qualify.
    And bring some of them into the SE for 2022 WC.
    GOOD LUCK BOYS

     
  • Some of these names don’t sounds like Nigerians. Just saying