In August / September 2012, Africa Sports travelled to Duékoué, a troubled town in the Western parts of the Ivory Coast, playing friendly matches against local teams. During these sessions, officials of Africa Sports discovered Djakaria Traoré, a 17 year old midfielder. Traoré was brought to the Ivorian capital and at the time of writing, the youngster has played two matches during the Ivorian Ligue 1 2012-2013; against Jeunesse d’Abidjan and against ASI Abengourou. Africa Sports has won both matches and Traoré has gotten some rave reviews. It is early to hype such a young, inexperienced played but trustworthy reports describes Traoré as a petit player with tremendous speed who is almost an magician with the ball in his feet. Apparently, Traoré is comfortable as an attacking midfielder or a winger. Traoré is fondly referred to as “Kirikou”.
The picture is of Traoré and was found on excellent blog http://dedeh.blue-colibri.com.
|Position:||Attacking midfielder / Winger|
|2012-2013||Africa Sports(Ivory Coast)||1|
BOMMANIN PEGGY KOHOUO
Bommanin Peggy Kohouo is one of these “one-man attack” players. He is often battling on his own up-front for Jeunesse d’Abidjan and has scored four goals in six matches so far this season – but at least two of them have been penalty kicks. Kohouo failed to break through at Africa Sports but has developed into a fine striker at JCAT. Kohouo is big, strong and hard-working. He always seems to be on the run and is the kind of player that is difficult to defend against.
In this video, you can see Kohouo score a penalty goal against Africa Sports on 08.12.2012. You will also see a player who works hard and makes several good runs. Kohouo is easily to recognize due to his orange hair.
|Name:||KOHOUO, BOMMANIN PEGGY|
|2008||Sabé Sport de Bouna(Ivory Coast)||1||1|
|2009||Africa Sports(Ivory Coast)||1||2|
|2010||Africa Sports(Ivory Coast)||1||0|
|2012||Jeunesse Club d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast)||1||6|
|2012-2013||Jeunesse Club d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast)||1|
JEAN FRANCIS KASSI MALAN
SC Gagnoa, the newly promoted side, has made a sensational return to the Ivorian Ligue 1, currently leading the table with 16 points in 7 matches. Captain Jean Francis Kassi Malan deserves his share of the credit. At the time of writing, veteran striker Kassi Malan is top scorer in the Ivorian Ligue 1 2012-2013. He scored six goals during the first six matches of the season and I won’t be surprised if he scored again when SC Gagnoa won 2-0 against EFYM on 15.12.2012.
His two goals against ASEC Mimosas on 02.12.2012 can be watched here:
Both goals are typical striker-goals, as Kassi Malan uses raw determination to tap in from close range. Kassi Malan is a big, lanky striker who uses his strenght effectively. Kassi Malan was part of the Ivory Coast U-23 national football team in 2004, making it likely that he is approximately 30 years old. Kassi Malan has played for several Ivorian clubs and played a big role when Séwé Sport won relegation to the Ivorian Ligue 1 back in 2003.
|Name:||KASSI MALAN, JEAN FRANCIS|
|2003||Séwé Sport de San Pedro(Ivory Coast)||2|
|2004||Séwé Sport de San Pedro(Ivory Coast)||1|
|2005||ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast)||1|
|2006||Stella Club d’Adjamé(Ivory Coast)||1|
|2009||SO Armée(Ivory Coast)||1|
|2010||Issia Wazi FC(Ivory Coast)||1||1|
|2012||SC Gagnoa(Ivory Coast)||2|
|2012-2013||SC Gagnoa(Ivory Coast)||1|