Crystal Palace forward Wilfred Zaha switch his international allegiance from England to Ivory coast.
Wilfred was born in Abidjan (Ivory Coast )November 10, 1992, before his family moved to Thorton Heath in London and had his education at Whitehorse Junior School and Selsdon high School
He joined Crystal Palace academy at the age of 12, he quickly progressed and was given first team duty at home to Cardiff City on 27 March 2010, he has made 13 appearances for the England U21 side and 2 appearances for the senior team both in 2012/2013, luckily for him both games he played are not competitive,reason he’s been able to switch his allegiance to represent Ivory Coast
“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,” a Federation Ivoirienne de Football (FIF) statement read
“The player has sent, on this Sunday, November 27 2016, correspondence to FIFA to change his national team.
“Approached several weeks ago by the Federation Ivoirienne de Football (FIF), Wilfried Zaha has made his choice this Sunday in London.
“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.
“Born on November 10 in Abidjan, Wilfried Zaha grew up in England, the country for which he made two appearances in friendly matches.
“However, the Crystal Palace player remains eligible to play for the Ivory Coast.”
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