Ivory Coast's Kalou to miss Senegal qualifier

Ivory Coast's Kalou to miss Senegal qualifier

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Lille's Ivorian forward Salomon Kalou runs with the ball during the French L1 football match AS Saint-Etienne …

Ivory Coast forward Salomon Kalou is injured and will miss his country's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Senegal on October 13.

Lille's new 27-year-old recruit was among the scorers in the Elephants' 4-2 first leg win in Abidjan.

Ivory Coast French coach Sabri Lamouchi's 23-player squad announced Friday is spearheaded by Didier Drogba, now playing for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

Newcastle midfielder Ismael Cheik Tiote makes his return, while 19-year-old Norwegian-based goalkeeper Mande Sayouba has earned his first call-up.

One name missing from the list however is winger Kader Keita, currently without a club, who played in last month's first leg in Abidjan.

Ivory Coast squad

Goalkeepers: Boubacar Barry (Lokeren/BEL), Daniel Yeboah (Dijon/FRA), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek/NOR)

Defenders: Souleymane Bamba (Trazbonspor/TUR), Siaka Tiene (Paris Saint Germain/FRA), Kolo Toure (Manchester City/ENG), Igor Lolo (Kuban Krasnodar/RUS), Emmanuel Eboue (Galatasaray/TUR), Guy Demel (West Ham/ENG), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart/GER)

Mildfielders: Yaya Toure (Manchester City (ENG), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover/GER), Max Gradel (Saint Etienne/FRA), Didier Zokora (Trazbonspor/TUR), Abdul Razack (Charlton/ENG), Romaric Ndri Koffi (Zaragoza/ESP), Ismael Cheik Tiote (Newcastle/ENG).

Forwards: Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua/CHN), Gervinho (Arsenal/ENG), Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem/NED, Lacina Traore (Anzhi Makhachkala/RUS), Arouna Kone (Wigan/ENG), Ibrahim Sissoko (Panathinaikos/GRE)

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