By Adebayo Williams
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has dumped the English national team and pledged allegiance to that of Cote d’Ivoire. The 24-year-old has only played twice for England in friendlies making him eligible for the switch.
“The Ivorian-English attacking midfielder Wilfried Zaha has chosen to play for the Elephants, under the colours of the Ivory Coast, his country of origin,” the Ivorian-Football-Federation (FIF) said .
“In the presence of his father, of Augustin Sidy Diallo (president of the FIF) and Michel Dussuyer (Elephants coach), he signed at the bottom of the demand to change his sporting nationality addressed to FIFA.”