Madagascar vs Ivory Coast: Pepe and Aurier start for the Elephants among four Premier League stars
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Madagascar vs Ivory Coast: Pepe and Aurier start for the Elephants among four Premier League stars

African giants Cote D'ivoire visit Madagascar in East Africa for an AFCON 2021 Qualifier.

The two sides meet in Group K, where the Ivorians and Islanders are joint-top with nine points each, with the Elephants enjoying a better goal difference.

Coach Patrice Beaumelle has given the armband to Spurs defender Serge Aurier, while AC Milan star midfielder Franck Kessie will command the centre, and push up to link with the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Sebastien Haller up front.

Full line ups:

Madagascar: Melvin Adrien (GK), Romain Metanire, homas Fontaine, Jeremy Morel, Jerome Mombris, Ibrahim Amada (C), Marco Ilaimaharitra, Rayan Ny Aina Raveloson, Abdallah Hakim, Carolus Andriamatsinoro, Paulin Voavy.

Cote D'Ivoire: Sylvain Gbohouo (GK), Serge Aurier ©, Willy Boly, Wilfried Kanon, Sinaly Diomande, Kouakou Kossonou , Ibrahim Sangare, Franck Yannick Kessie , Nicolas Pepe, Junior Wakalible Lago , Sebastien Haller.