The Ivorian Football Federation has appointed Mr. Francis Zahoui as the new national team coach, according to a communiqué from the federation. Previously the junior national team coach, Zahoui will shoulder the responsibility of ensuring the qualification of the Elephants to Orange CAN 2012 among other competitions ahead.

The Elephants is in group H of the Orange CAN 2012 qualifiers with Rwanda, Benin and Burundi. Their first match in the group against Rwanda will be played in Abidjan on 4th September.