Posted by: westafricanfootball | 26/03/2012


On 23.03.2012, AFAD Djékanou of the Ivory Coast played an away match against JSM Béjaïa, the runner-up of the Algerian Ligue Professionelle 2010-2011. This was the first leg of a 2012 CAF Champions League first round match. Rather sensationally, AFAD won 2-1 and the second goal was scored by Bobley Anderson Allegne, quite possibly the most exciting prospect in the Ivorian league.

The goal can be watched by following this link:

The goal cleary shows Allegne’s wonderful ball control and sublime technique.

Allegne was also on target in the preliminary round, when AFAD won 1-0 against Diables Noirs from the Republic of Congo on 19.02.2012. The goal can be watched here:

My first record of Allegne is from the MTN Ligue 1 2010. However, it was the following season that proved to be the breakthrough for Allegne. Allegne scored four league goals and was a constant threat from his midfield position. In October 2011, Allegne was named in the squad of the Ivory Coast U-23 national football team. In February 2012, the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football gave the “Meilleur Joueur-award” to Allegne, naming him the best player of the MTN Ligue 1 2011. Allegne has made a good start to the MTN Ligue 1 2012 but has not scored during the first three league matches.

Allegne is primarily an attacking midfielder or a winger, most likely to be found on the right side. He has been described as a very skillful player with great speed and dribbles.

According to the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football, Allegne is born 03.03.1992, making him 20 years old at the time of writing.

The picture of Allegne is taken from

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