AFCON AFCON 2023: Gasset Gives Update On Haller Injury

Jean-Louis Gasset, the head coach of Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire, has provided information regarding Sebastien Haller’s injury.

Haller was injured on Saturday, therefore he was unable to play in the first game against Guinea-Bissau.

The 29-year-old striker for Borussia Dortmund has been dealing with an ankle issue.

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Gasset announced prior to the AFCON that Haller would not participate in Guinea-Bissau’s Group A opening.

But he did say there was a chance he might be back on January 18 to play against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

During his pregame press conference on Wednesday, Gasset stated that the coaching staff would have to decide if Haller will play against the Eagles.

“Haller is recovering well, as well as he should, in his situation.

“We shall assess his progress and make a judgement, on match fitness, at the appropriate time.”

The coach continued by discussing his hopes for improved playing turf at Alassane Ouattara Stadium for Thursday’s match.

“The pitch was dry on the opening day. I hope we will have a better pitch tomorrow [against Nigeria].”

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