The 28-year-old was handed his first cap for the Elephants in a friendly against Japan in May 2008, and has now established himself as cover for Boubacar Barry. He played a full 90 minutes during the qualifying campaign, as proof of former coach Vahid Halilhodzic’s belief in him.
Standing 1.84m-tall, the Abidjan-born shot-stopper has plied his trade with Israeli outfit Maccabi Netanya for the past year, having previously spent two seasons in Egypt. It was during his time with Ittihad El-Shorta that Zogbo was rewarded for his performance in the highly-rated Egyptian league with a call-up for the national side.
Career highlights include winning the Côte d’Ivoire Cup in 2006 and losing the final of the same competition in 2007 with his first club, Issia Wazi. Zogbo has yet to play in Europe, but making the squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ could be the key to achieving that dream. In the meantime, travelling to South Africa with his team-mates is already a dream come true, after he missed out on Germany 2006.