Ivory Coast decline to call up star City pair

Abidjan - Yaya Toure is again missing from the Ivory Coast squad named by coach Michel Dussuyer on Thursday for next week's friendly with Morocco in Agadir.

Toure does not feature amid suggestions he may be ready to retire from international football to focus on his club Manchester City.

His City colleague Wilfried Bony is also missing due to injury, as is Bournemouth winger Max-Alain Gradel.

However, the reigning African champions hand recalls to Lorient defender Lamine Kone and Constant Djakpa of Eintracht Frankfurt.

In addition, midfield duo Victorien Angban of Belgian side Sint-Truiden and Assane Gnoukouri of Inter Milan feature for the first time.

The squad will get together in Agadir from October 5, with the match to be played on Friday, October 9.

Ivory Coast Squad

Goalkeepers:

Sylvain Gbohouo (TP Mazembe/COD), Mande Sayouba (Stabaek/NOR)

Defenders:

Serge Aurier (Paris SG/FRA), Mamadou Bagayoko (Sint-Truiden/BEL), Eric Bailly (Villareal/ESP), Simon Deli (Slavia Prague/CZE), Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt/GER), Lamine Kone (FC Lorient/FRA), Ousmane Viera (Rizespor/TUR)

Midfielders:

Victorien Angban (Sint-Truiden/BEL), Jean Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse/FRA), Ismael Diomande (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Assane Gnoukouri (Inter Milan/ITA), Geoffrey Serey Die (VFB Stuttgart/GER), Jean Michael Seri (OGC Nice/FRA)

Forwards:

Gervinho (AS Roma/ITA), Roger Assale (TP Mazembe/COD), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow/RUS), Cyriac Gohi Bi (KV Ostende/BEL), Salomon Kalou (Hertha Berlin/GER), Giovanni Sio (Stade Rennais/FRA)