Ivory Coast’s Salomon Kalou has announced his retirement from international football after the club’s AFCON exit.
The Hertha Berlin winger Kalou made the announcement after their 1-0 defeat to Morocco yesterday.
The defending champions bowed out of this year’s competition after finishing third in Group C with 2 points.
“I’m 31, this is my 6th AFCON. I have won AFCON.” Salomon Kalou said.
“This time things did not go well. There are young players like Kessie, Zaha…I think they are the future of Ivorian football.” he noted.
The former Chelsea man made his debut for the Elephants ten years ago and has a total of 89 caps for the Ivorian national team.