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Last Updated: Saturday, 12 January 2008, 15:34 GMT
Benin confirm retired defender
Alain Gaspoz
Alain Gaspoz featured for the Squirrels in 2004
New Benin coach Reinhard Fabisch has confirmed a player who retired at the end of last season for his final Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Swiss-born Alain Gaspoz, 37, whose mother is Beninois, left his club FC Sion at the end of last season.

He is now player-coach at an amateur side.

He featured for the Squirrels at the Nations Cup in 2004 - Benin's only other foray in to the finals.

Benin are the underdogs in one of the toughest groups in Ghana where face Nigeria, Mali and Ivory Coast in Group B in Sekondi.

They kick-off their campaign with a match against Mali on 21 January.

Benin Squad:

Goalkeepers: Chitou Rachad (Wikki Tourists, Nigeria), Yoann Djidonou (Red Star, France), Valère Amoussou (Mogas 90)

Defenders: Romuald Bocco (Accrington Stanley, England), Alain Gaspoz (Bagnes, Switzerland), Damien Chrysostome (Casale, Italy), Abdou Khaled Adénon (Assec Mimosas, Ivory Coast), Anicet Adjamonsi (Créteil, France), Séïdath Tchomogo (East Riffa, Bahrain), Noël Séka (FC Fyn, Denmark), Traoré Mahamadou Aï (Panthères), Achille Rouga (Stade Rennes, France)

Midfielders: Jocelyn Ahouéya (FC Sion, Switzerland), Oumar Tchomogo (Portimonense, Portugal), Stéphane Sessègnon (Le Mans, France), Mouritala Ogoubiyi (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Jonas Okétola (Thanda Royal Zulu, South Africa), Djiman Koukou (Soleil)

Forwards: Razack Omotoyossi (Helsingborgs, Sweden), Wassiou Oladipupo (JS Kabylie, Algeria), Abou Maïga (Créteil, France), Sosthène Soglo (Energie), Ouzérou Abdoulaye (Buffles)

SEE ALSO
Fabisch agrees to coach Benin
07 Dec 07 |  Africa Cup of Nations
Benin seek out new players
14 Dec 07 |  Africa Cup of Nations


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