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AFCON 2019: Latest Africa Cup of Nations News For Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

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This is Naija News compilation of the latest Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) news online for today, Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.

Ivory Coast Name AFCON 2019 Final Squad

Ivory Coast has named its final 23-man squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations holding in Egypt.

Goalkeepers: Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Badra Ali Sanagre (Free State Stars, South Africa), Tape Ira (FC San Pedro)

Defenders: Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Wilfried Kanon (ADO Den Hague, Netherlands), Wonlo Coulibaly (ASEC Mimosas), Ismael Traore (Angers, France), Mamadou Bagayoko (Red Star, France), Cheikh Comara (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Souleyman Bamba (Rennes, France)

Midfielders: Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz, Germany), Geoffrey Serey Die (Neuchatel Xamax, Switzerland), Jean-Michael Seri (Fulham, England), Victorian Angban (Metz, France), Franck Kessie (AC Milan, Italy), Ibrahim Sangare (Toulouse, France)

Forwards: Max-Alain Gradel (Toulouse, France), Nicolas Pepe (Lille, France), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, England), Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa, England), Roger Assale (Young Boys Bern, Switzerland), Maxwell Cornet (Lyon, France), Wilfried Bony (unattached).

Semi Ajayi Reacts After AFCON 2019 Snub

Rotherham United star, Semi Ajayi has expressed disappointment over been dropped from the Super Eagles’ squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Reacting through his Instagram page, Ajayi wrote: “Wishing my brothers the best of luck at the upcoming #AFCON 2019.

“It’s been a privilege to have been part of this squad and as much as I’m gutted that I can’t make it, I wish everyone linked with the Super Eagles the very best of luck this summer.

“I will be supporting the team until the end. Go and make Nigeria proud my brothers.”

Super Eagles Arrive In Egypt Ahead Afcon 2019

Nigeria have arrived in Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations and their pre-tournament preparations.

Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad landed in Ismailia in the early hours of Monday and they will have their first training session later in the evening.

The Super Eagles will take on Senegal in a friendly ahead of their Afcon kickoff match.

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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.