Ivory Coast’s Adama Traore ruled out for rest of the season

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Ivory Coast’s Adama Traore also holds Australian citizenship after a five year spell in the country

Ivory Coast and Goztepe defender Adama Traore has been ruled out for the rest of the Turkish season after damaging knee ligaments.

The left-back, 28, picked up the injury in Friday’s 3-1 Super Lig defeat at Kasimpasa.

Elephants coach Ibrahim Kamara has called up Angers’ Abdoulaye Bamba as a replacement for the back-to-back 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic.

“Adama Traore suffered an anterior cruciate ligament rupture and faces a six months rehabilitation process,” Goztepe announced on its website.