​Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has made his international loyalties pretty clear on social media this week - posting a picture of himself in Ivory Coast kit on social media, captioned with a heart and his new national team's #CIV hashtag. 


The former Manchester United prospect has well and truly left the England national team behind him, with the Ivory Coast confirming his place in their final 23-man squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

Zaha will leave Eagles fans with a fairly strong impression to keep them waiting for his return after hitting a brilliant scissor-kick equaliser in Tuesday night's Premier League game against Swansea, which Palace eventually lost 2-1. 


Palace chairman Steve Parish recently affirmed his 'total support' for Zaha's switch of international allegiance, which will see him miss a number of Premier League matches while he heads out to Gabon for this month's tournament. 

Swapping the Three Lions for the Les Éléphants has been touted as a risky move - but anyone watching the BBC's Planet Earth last year will remember a giraffe seeing off a whole hunting pack of lions. Lions are rubbish. Giant savannah animals are the way forward. 


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