Renard names Elephants without Drogba
30 December 2014 | Sports
Ivory Coast head coach Herve Renard has named his final 23-man travelling party that will feature in the upcoming African Cup of Nations to be staged in Equatorial Guinea.
The list was revealed on Monday evening by Ivory Coast FA. The country is among the last to submit their squad, apart from Equatorial Guinea, DR Congo and Guinea.
The team will pitch camp in Abu Dhabi from January 5-16 ahead of re competition where they will be based in Malabo.
Renard did not include Didier Drogba and Didier Zokora, who retired, after it became clear they had no intention of rescinding their decision despite speculation and calls from fans.
Emmanuel Eboue, who has had a season with little playing time, will not have a chance to reinvent himself in a bid to turn around his fortunes at the tournament.
The Elephants will feature in the showpiece for a record 21st appearance, seeking their second title since 1992.
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