Qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations gets underway this month with hosts Ivory Coast clashing with Zambia on Friday night at 8pm (UK time).
Group H pits Ivory Coast along with Zambia, Comoros and Lesotho, with Les Elephants already through to the continental showpiece as the host nation. Recently-appointed Jean-Louis Gasset, though, will want to use these qualifiers as an opportunity to test out his squad and generate some momentum heading into next year’s tournament. Zambia haven’t qualified since 2015 so will want to make a strong start here.
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Ivory Coast team news
The Premier League contingent is strong in the Ivory Coast camp, with the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Nicolas Pepe, Willy Boly and Eric Bailly all called up. Sebastien Haller and Franck Kessie are also in the squad having recently won the Dutch top flight and Serie A respectively, but Man Utd teenager Amad Diallo misses out.
Zambia team news
Enock Mwepu enjoyed a strong debut season for Brighton in the Premier League, and has been called up by Aljosa Asanovic, while Patson Daka and Fashion Sakala have also made the cut, with the latter recently featuring in the Europa League final with Rangers.
Scoreline prediction: Ivory Coast 2-1 Zambia
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