Posted by: westafricanfootball | 02/11/2011

PLAYERS TO WATCH – LIGUE 1 2011 – IVORY COAST

In this post, I will present some of the players that have caught my eye during the Ligue 1 2011 in the Ivory Coast.

KOUAKOU MANSOU

Club: AFAD Djékanou

Position: Right-back / Right-winger

Date of birth: 10.05.1991

* A few years ago, Mansou was regarded as the biggest talent of local Ivorian football. None of his trials abroad, including a period at RSC Anderlecht (Belgium), resulted in a contract and before the current season, Mansou left Stade d’Abidjan and signed for the ambitious AFAD Djékanou. Mansou has scored three goals during the Ligue 1 2011 and has scored one goal during the Super Division. This means that Mansou is the top scorer at AFAD Djékanou.

The picture is of Mansou and is taken from atouhou.net.

GEORGES GRIFFITHS

Club: ASI Abengourou

Position: Striker

Date of birth: 24.01.1990

* Striker Georges Griffiths (full name: Georges Henri Aboubacar Griffiths) has been a true revelation at ASI Abengourou. According to the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football, Griffiths scored four of the eight league goals scored by the newly promoted club during the Ligue 1 2011. Earlier this month, Griffiths was rewarded with a place in the squad of the Ivory Coast B national football team for the 2011 UEMOA Tournament. Interestingly, Griffiths was also part of the Ivory Coast B national football team in September 2010. Griffiths is apparently a tall, powerful, left-footed striker.

ZOUMANA KONÉ

Club: AS Denguélé

Position: Striker

Date of birth: 27.10.1991

* Koné, who just turned 20, is currently captaining the Ivory Coast B national football team at the 2011 UEMOA Tournament. Koné scored only one goal during the Ligue 1 2011, but the exciting striker is definitely a player to watch. Koné was presented in my post from 27.01.2011:

http://westafricanfootball.com/2011/01/27/zoumana-kone/

BOBLEY ANDERSON ALLEGNE

Club: AFAD Djékanou

Position: Midfielder / Right-winger

Date of birth: 03.03.1992

* Allegne has been captaining AFAD with great success the last couple of matches. He was part of the Ivory Coast U-23 national football team earlier this season. Allegne scored two goals during the Ligue 1 2011 and has scored one goal during the Super Division.

YANNICK ZAKRI

Club: AFAD Djékanou

Position: Striker / Winger

Date of birth: 26.03.1991

* Zakri is a highly talented attacker with sublime skills. He is apparently a big favorite amongst the fans of AFAD due to his creativity and showmanship. Zakri has scored two goals during the Ligue 1 2011 and has scored one goal during the Super Division.

PATRICK FRIDAY EZE

Club: Africa Sports FC

Position: Striker

Date of birth: 22.12.1992

* The powerful Nigerian striker has gotten some rave reviews this season. His goal scoring record is not too impressive though, just one goals during the Ligue 1 2011 and one goal during the Super Division.

SIMON KANGOH

Club: SO Armée

Position: Attacking midfielder

DOB: Unknown

* Kangoh (full name: Simon Kangoh Gouposson) is a petit, creative playmaker with a bright future in Ivorian football. Kangoh joined SOA from Jeunesse Club d’Abidjan after the Ligue 1 2009. According to the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football, Kangoh scored three goals during the Ligue 1 2011.

BREFO MENSAH

Club: ASEC Mimosas

Position: Left-winger

DOB: 21.10.1992

* Ghanaian winger Mensah, in my opinion the most exciting player in the Ligue 1 2011, was presented in my post from 26.08.2011: http://westafricanfootball.com/2011/08/26/brefo-mensah/

KOELLY KEVIN ZOUGOULA

Club: Séwé Sport de San Pedro

Position: Striker

DOB: 20.03.1984

* Petit striker Zougoula, formerly of ASC Ouragahio, has been in great form for his new club Séwé Sport. Zougoula is very quick, skillful and hard-working. There seem to be some confusion regarding his age. Zougoula was registered with the birthdate 20.03.1984 while at ASC Ouragahio, but 20.04.1988 when he joined Séwé Sport. Zougoula is apparently 165 centimeters. He has scored three goals during the Super Division.

JACQUES ALAIN TANOH

Club: Stella Club d’Adjamé

Position: Striker

DOB: 16.09.1987

* Tanoh, a speedy striker, was a key player for Stella Club in 2007, 2008 and 2009, but “disappeared” in 2010 due to trials abroad. Tanoh returned before the current season and has been in great form. According to the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football, Tanoh has scored four goals during the Ligue 1 2011. Tanoh is a former player of the Ivory Coast B national football team.

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  1. I am 17yr old talented center half defender from Ghana who wish to travel to any part of the world to play football and to brighten my football career.I am an aggresive playe on the field and when it comes to playing ,there is no joke and i will be greatful if i am being giving any team or academy to in other countries thank you..


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