Injuries have seen forward pair Wilfried Bony and Salomon Kalou withdrawn from Ivory Coast’s forthcoming CAF World Cup qualifying tie against Liberia.
Ivory Coast face Liberia in a two-legged second round play-off, starting on Friday, without Bony, who suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of Manchester City’s goalless draw with Aston Villa on Sunday.
Kalou will miss the clash after suffering a head injury during his hat-trick performance for Hertha Berlin against Hannover.
Bordeaux forward Thomas Toure is also sidelined.
Ivory Coast coach Michel Dussuyer has called up Roger Assale alongside Arthur Boka.