Team Ivory Coast included street youth, homeless or formerly homeless people, people displaced by war, people in economic difficulty and ex-prisoners.
This year, the African nation brought both a men’s and a women’s team. The men have competed once before, at the 2009 tournament in Milan. This was the Ivorian women’s Homeless World Cup debut.
Unfortunately travel delays meant the two squads missed most of the opening round of play. The women ended up playing for the Women’s Plate and the men for the Men’s Globe. The men finished in 36th place overall. The women’s team ended the tournament without securing a win and finished in 14th place.
“We are just happy to be here,” said team coordinator Samuel Bah. “It’s an exciting time for us all and hopefully we can continue the good work.”[one_half]
Team Ivory Coast 2016 (Men’s)
|Saidou Bah Thierno||Manager|
|Jean Donald Gnoleba Kore||Coach|
|4||Kouassi Armand Israel Kouadio||Player|
|5||Christ Marius Stephane Zeze||Player|
|7||Gnagne Jean Clement Essis||Player|
Team Ivory Coast 2016 (Women’s)
|Marie Joelle Koffi Armande||Manager|
|Amandine Marguerite Edi||Coach|
|Bin Fane Ange Regine Tape||Player|
|Anne Desiree Balili Kambou||Player|
|Diane Laurence Kouassi||Player|
|Princesse Caine Zara Doufand||Player|
|Alix Flore Kouakou||Player|