Ivory Coast 1-0 Guinea-Bissau – AFCON: Live score, team news and updates as Seko Fofana gives the hosts the perfect start to the tournament

Jean-Louis Gasset can call upon several well-known names for this tournament after selecting a star-studded squad.

However, one notable omission is Wilfried Zaha, who was snubbed by the Frenchman despite continuing to impress for Galatasaray this season.

Key men Franck Kessie, Seko Fofana and Sebastian Haller are likely to have a major impact if their country are to be successful.

Their squad can be found in full below:

Goalkeepers: Yahia Fofana (Angers, France), Charles Folly (ASEC Mimosas, Ivory Coast), Badra Ali Sangare (Sekhukhune United, South Africa).

Defenders: Serge Aurier, Willy Boly (both Nottingham Forest, England), Ismael Diallo (Hajduk Split, Croatia), Ousmane Diomande (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal), Ghislain Konan (Al Fayha, Saudi Arabia), Evans Ndicka (Roma, Italy), Odilon Kossounou (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Wilfried Singo (Monaco, France).

Midfielders: Jean-Thierry Lazare Amani (Union Saint-Gilloise, Belgium), Idrissa Doumbia (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Seko Fofana (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia), Ibrahim Sangare (Nottingham Forest, England), Franck Kessie (Al-Ahli, Saudi Arabia), Jean-Michael Seri (Hull City, England).

Forwards: Simon Adingra (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), Jonathan Bamba (Celta Vigo, Spain), Jeremie Boga (Nice, France), Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Karim Konate (RB Salzburg, Austria), Christian Kouame (Fiorentina, Italy), Jean-Philippe Krasso (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Max-Alain Gradel (Gaziantep, Turkey), Oumar Diakite (Reims, France), Nicolas Pepe (Trabzonspor, Turkey).

Ivory Coast's forward #22 Sebastien Romain Teddy Haller attends a training session at the technical's highscool staduim of Abidjan, on January 12, 2024, on the eve of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Ivory Coast and Guinea Bissau. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

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