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Senegal announces squad for September friendly match against Algeria

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

September 1 2023
Sadio Mane named in Senegal 26-man squad despite injury

Senegal set to face Algeria in friendly game

There won’t be all the players projected in Senegal’s roster, but there are fresh faces called up for the games.

The national team of Senegal’s next major initiatives will undoubtedly be the midfield. As the Lions get ready for the upcoming series of games, beginning with the CAN 2023, this area of the game is going to benefit from a bit of fresh energy as several of its main players are now far into their 30s.

With this in mind, Aliou Cissé’s upcoming list, which was unveiled on Friday, September 1, is expected to feature a number of newcomers.

On the penultimate day of the CAN 2023 qualifying matches, Senegal will play Rwanda and Algeria in a friendly.

Four additional players have been added, according to the Senegalese press, for these two games. A first-time call-up is possible for Lamine Camara (Metz), Habib Diarra (Strasbourg), Sofiane Diop (Nice), and Andy Diouf (Lens).

The news that two of the four would not be wearing the national shirt in September will dismay fans. The Lions won’t have the long-desired Sofiane Diop, who is additionally being pursued by Morocco.

Sports News Africa has established that the Nice player has not yet agreed to play for Senegal, despite the announcement that he has been given the go-ahead. To the surprise of the player’s entourage and Sofiane Diop, they learned of his potential selection via the press.

Senegal squad ahead of September International friendly against Algeria

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Seny Deing, Mory Diaw

Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly Abdou Diallo, Youssouf Sabaly, Moussa Niakhate, Abdoulaye N.Ndiaye, Abdoulaye Seck, Ismail Jakobs, Abdallah Ndour, Formose Mendy

Midfielders: Gana Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Krepin Diatta, Pathe Ciss, Pape Matar Sarr, Lamine Camara Dion Lopy

Forwards: Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Boulaye Dia, Iliman Ndiaye, Habib Diallo, Nicolas Jackson

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