2022 AFCON Playoffs AFCON Qualifiers: Pepe, Aurier Starts For Ivory Coast Against Madagascar

Premier League duo Nicolas Pepe and Serge Aurier are in the starting 
line up for Ivory Coast ahead of their AFCON Matchday 4 qualifier against Madagascar on Tuesday.
The Elephants head coach, Patrice Beuamelle is in search of a vital win that will put his team top of the Group K.
Patrice handed Aurier the captain armband while Pepe will lead the attack.
Also AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie will again marshal the midfield alongside Ibrahim Sangare.
Madagascar head coach Nicholas Dupuis also selected a strong side in his starting eleven as the Islanders hope to upset the Elephants.
Both teams have six points in their three previous games with the Ivorian leading the table on goal difference.
Here is the confirmed starting line up for both teams.

Madagascar Starting XI

Melvin Adrien (GK)
Romain Metanire
 Thomas Fontaine
Jeremy Morel
Jerome Mombris
Ibrahim Amada (C)
Marco Ilaimaharitra
Rayan Ny Aina Raveloson
Abdallah Hakim
Carolus Andriamatsinoro
Paulin Voavy


Cote D’Ivoire Starting XI

 Sylvain Gbohouo (GK)
Serge Aurier ©
Willy Boly
Wilfried Kanon
Sinaly Diomande
Kouakou Kossonou 
 Ibrahim Sangare
 Franck Yannick Kessie 
Nicolas Pepe
Junior Wakalible Lago 
Sebastien Haller


Henry Usiayo is a practicing journalists with several years of experience covering sport events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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