Ivory Coast is preparing to defend the Africa Cup of Nations 2017, which will start in Gabon tonight.
Zaha is a suitable addition as many former stars like the Toure brothers Kolo and Yaya have retired and star winger Gervinho is injured.
Abidjan-born Zaha has been lured to the African champions by the possibilities of Cup of Nations and World Cup glory after two friendly appearances for adopted country England.
He set up the goal in a 2-1 warm-up win over Sweden last Sunday.
Ahead of the training camp in the United Arab Emirates,France-born coach Michel Dussuyer admitted,he was concerned about a insufficiency of goals.
Ivory Coast are in a challenging Group C and kick off their campaign on Monday against Togo.
There are fine teams who desire to win the trophy, but they have the weapons to go far.
Egypt is back for the first time since winning a record seventh Cup of Nations in Angola in 2010.
Gabon an oil-rich country of barely 1.8 million people, has been in some confusion since sitting President Ali Bongo was declared the winner of a contested election in August.
Opposition activists have called on citizens to boycott the tournament.Gabon which in 2014 was awarded the hosting of the tournament due to the disorder in Libya, is struggling with an economic crisis as well as a political one.
Ivory coast nation coaches hoping that their team will perform better than ever and will defend Africa cup of nation 2017.