Posted by: westafricanfootball | 29/12/2013

PLAYER PRESENTATION – IVORY COAST

Choumana

Name: BAMBA, NAMBELESSENY YACOUBA 182 cm 68 kg
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 30.11.1991
Position: Left-winger / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Athlétic d’Adjamé(Ivory Coast)
2011 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1    8    0
2012 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1    4    0
2012-2013 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1    15    0
2013-2014 AS Denguélé(Ivory Coast) 1

* I was impressed when AS Denguélé signed left-sided midfielder Nambelesseny Yacouba Bamba from ASEC Mimosas. The 22-year old has always been talented, but struggled to break through at star-studded ASEC Mimosas. Bamba is blessed with a cultured left-foot and a great vision of the game. Surprisingly, Bamba has never scored a goal at top level of Ivorian football.

Name: BOUAH, KOFFI DAVY 183 cm 73 kg
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 20.09.1986
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 Sabé Sport de Bouna(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1    15    7
2011 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1    8    2
2012 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1    4    1
2012 Issia Wazi FC(Ivory Coast) 1    4
2012-2013 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1    22    7
2013-2014 ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast) 1

* Koffi Davy Bouah is the current top scorer in the Ivorian Ligue 1 2013-2014. Bouah, a key player for ASEC Mimosas, has scored five goals in seven matches. Bouah is well-known for his tremendous speed and energetic style of play.

Name: COULIBALY, CHOUMANA
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 01.03.1994
Position: Attacking midfielder / Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2012-2013 Songon FC(Ivory Coast) 2
2013-2014 AFAD Djékanou(Ivory Coast) 1

* Choumana Coulibaly of AFAD Djékanou has been one of the revelations of the nine week-old Ivorian Ligue 1 2013-2014. Coulibaly, a skilful attacking midfielder or striker, has scored three goals in seven matches, impressing with his ball-control and attacking moves. Coulibaly, who has experience from the Ivory Coast U-20 national football team, was signed from Songon FC, a second-level side. The picture above is of Coulibaly and was found on imagine225.com.

Name: DIOMANDÉ, IBRAHIM SORY
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 16.12.1994
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast)

* Africa Sports looks rather poor this season, but the 19-year old striker Ibrahim Sory Diomandé, who was promoted from the club’s youth team, has been a breath of fresh air for the sleeping giants of Ivorian football. Diomandé has scored three goals in eight or nine matches.

Name: DIOMANDÉ, LACINÉ
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 22.08.1988
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1
2011 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1
2012-2013 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1

* Laciné Diomandé is a defensive leader at USC Bassam. The 25-year old centre-back is well-respected in the Ivorian league for his consistent performances.

Name: GBALA GBO, JEAN PATRICK
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 12.06.1993
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Olympic Sport d’Abobo(Ivory Coast)
2011 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1
2012-2013 ES Bingerville(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 AS Tanda(Ivory Coast) 1

* Jean Patrick Gbala Gbo, sometimes referred to as “Patrick Gbala”, is a highly-regarded 20-year old midfielder at newly promoted AS Tanda. Gbala Gbo has top level experience from ASI Abengourou and ES Bingerville. Earlier this year, Gbala Gbo was part of the Ivory Coast U-20 national football team.

Name: PATHINVO, JEAN CHRISTIAN
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 23.10.1991
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1    3
2012-2013 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1    2
2013-2014 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1

* Since last season, USC Bassam has lost star strikers Edem Kouamé Akrofi and Louis Philippe Anobile. The 22-year old striker Jean Christian Pathinvo has stepped up and is now forming a strong attack together with Abibulaye Raimi (b. 03.11.1987) from Nigeria. After week nine of the league, both strikers have scored three goals.


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