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Senegal’s Cisse announces 25-man AFCON squad

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Aliou Cisse, the coach of Senegal’s Teranga Lions announced a 25-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July 2019.

On Friday, 31 May 2019, Cisse announced that he has opted for continuity, selecting all the players who took part in the last campaign with the exception of left-back Saliou Ciss and midfielder Henri Saivet,

The list of AFCON-bound players is as follows:

Goalkeepers (three): Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France), Alfred Gomis (Spal, Italy) and Edouard Mendy (Reims, France).

Defenders (seven): Moussa Wague (FC Barcelona, Spain), Lamine Gassama (Goztepe Spor Kulubu, Turkey), Salif Sane (Schalke 04, Germany), Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples, Italy), Youssouf Sabaly (Girondins de Bordeaux, France) , Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France) and Pape Abou Cisse (Olympiacos FC, Greece).

Midfielders (eight): Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, England), Henri Saivet (Bursapor, Turkey), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England), Sidy Sarr (FC Lorient, France), Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Galatasaray, Turkey), Krepin Diatta (Brugge FC, Belgium), Alfred Ndiaye (Malaga, Spain) and Santy Ngom (Nancy, France).

Attackers (seven): Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France), Keita Diao Balde (Inter Milan, Italy), Sada Thioub (Olympique Nimes, France), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France), Mbaye Hamady Niang (Rennes, France) and Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray, Turkey).


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