The Galatasaray forward was omitted by coach Sabri Lamouchi as he attempts to rebuild the team following a shock defeat in the African Cup of Nations last month.
Other regulars dropped were Emmanuel Eboue, Romaric,Daniel Yeboah, Siaka Tiene and Igor Lolo.
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