Posted by: westafricanfootball | 18/07/2013

CO KORHOGO – SEASON REVIEW

CO-KORHOGO-600x401CO Korhogo, based in Korhogo in the north-central region of the Ivory Coast, finished the Ivorian Ligue 1 2012-2013 as number 11 in the 14-team league. Not bad for a newly promoted side.

CO Korhogo, often referred to as COK, scored only 14 goals in 26 matches. However, they conceded only 22 goals, the third best defensive record in the league.

Below is a list of players, including basic player information and number of  league goals during the season. All players listed have played at least one match during the season. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find information about COK and their players. Therefore, this should not be regarded as a comprehensive list, and it seems highly likely that some players are missing.

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Goals
ALLA YORO, Anicet M 20.02.1990 CIV 1
BAH, Ibrahim D CIV 0
BEH, Djita CIV 0
COMARA, Cheick D CIV 0
COMARA, Mohamed Lamine M / F 07.08.1991 CIV 1
COULIBALY, Wonlo D / M 22.12.1991 CIV 0
FOFANA, Oumar CIV 0
GRAGNE, Fernandez F CIV 3
KABORÉ, Ibrahim CIV 1
KABORÉ, Sylvain G 26.11.1982 BFA 0
KEITA, Mory G CIV 0
KOFFI TOGBA, Kevin D CIV 0
KONATÉ, Hamed CIV 0
KOUADIO AHOUTOU, Gilbert 17.12.1988 CIV 1
KOUASSI YAO, Anicet César CIV 1
KOUSSOUBÉ, Rahim G CIV 0
MEITÉ, Oumar CIV 0
NIARÉ, Benogo M BFA 2
OUATTARA, Khalil Moussa D CIV 0
SIDIBÉ, Abdoul Razack CIV 0
SOUMAHORO, Lamine F CIV 1
TIEMOKO, Junior CIV 0
TOURÉ, Seydou CIV 0
TOURÉ, Sory M CIV 2
TRAORÉ, Djibril DM CIV 0
ZAMBLE, Bi Yavo AM CIV 1
YANGRA, Allangba G CIV 0
YOUAN BI, Eric CIV 0

 

From my point of view, the following players are the most interesting:

* Ibrahim Bah is a talented defender who was part of the Ivory Coast U-20 national football team earlier this year.

* Cheick Comara is a strong centre-back who was part of the Ivory Coast U-20 national football team in 2012. The following video clip shows glimpses of the player:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-CEhNvfL2E

* Eric Youan Bi was part of the Ivory Coast U-20 national football team during 2012.

* Winger Mohamed Lamine Comara is a former player of Africa Sports and AS Denguélé.

* Wonlo Coulibaly, a defender or midfielder, was picked for the Ivory Coast B national football team eariler this year. In 2010, Coulibaly played for AS Denguélé.

* Striker Fernandez Gragne has had somewhat of a breakthrough season. Gragne left COK and joined SC Gagnoa during the mid-season transfer window. Nevertheless, Gragne became the top scorer of COK with three goals. Gragne scored another two goals for his new club, making five goals his total tally for the season.

* As already mentioned, the defensive strenght of COK has been quite impressive. As far as I know, the two goalkeepers with the most playing time were Rahim Koussoubé and veteran Sylvain Kaboré from Burkina Faso. Koussoubé is highly regarded in Ivorian football and my guess is that he plays for a bigger club next season.

*  Benogo Niaré, Sory Touré and Djibril Traoré, all midfielders, are three other players who could be heading for bigger clubs. Niaré is from Burkina Faso. The following clip shows some of the qualities of strongman Traoré: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ybKyume4s.

* Gilbert Kouadio Ahoutou and defender Khalil Moussa Ouattara are both former players of EFYM, while Abdoul Razack Sidibé and Bi Yavo Zamble are former players of Africa Sports.

* I have reason to believe that midfielders Anicet Alla Yoro and Anicet César Kouassi Yao were key players throughout the season. As far as I know, striker Lamine Soumahoro shown a lot of promise during the second part of the season.

The picture of COK was found on www.ligue1-ci.com.


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