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Seko Fofana and Maxwel Cornet Switch Allegiance from France to Ivory Coast

Udinese midfielder Seko Fofana, and Olympique Lyonnais striker Maxwel Cornet have switched their International loyalty from France to Ivory Coast.

The two players met with Ivory Coast head coach Marc Wilmots and the Ivorian Football Federation President Augustin Sidy Diallo.

Born in the French capital to Ivorian parents, Fofana has represented France in U16, U17, U18 and U-19 national teams.  He played for Paris FC before joining Lorient where he spent two years and left at the age of 17 to join Manchester City who recently sold him to Serie A side Udinese for 3.5 million euros. Fofana has scored five goals in 23 matches in all competitions this season.

Maxwell Cornet is Ivorian born and like Fofana, he represented France at all four-age group levels and also played on the French U-21 team.

Cornet currently plays for Lyon and has scored eight goals in 40 appearances this season in all competitions.

 The two youngsters become the second and third player to switch allegiance in the past six months to The Elephants after Wilfried Zaha made the switch from England.

The move has been seen as Wilmots effort to strengthen the squad ahead of the 2019 AFCON and World Cup qualifying campaigns.

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