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Zaha with President of the Ivorian Football Federation Augustin Sidy Diallo (L) and national team manager Michel Dussuyer. (Photo: fedivoir.com)

Former Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha has switched his international allegiance from England to Cote d’Ivoire.

The Crystal Palace winger, who was born in Abidjan, is allowed to switch as the two caps he had with England were in friendly games.

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The 24-year-old would be eligible to feature for the African champions in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

“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,” the Ivorian-Football-Federation (FIF) said.

“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.”