Afcon 2017: Sadio Mane to Lead Star-Studded Attack as Senegal Out Final List

Sadio Mane will lead Senegalese attack

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has been named in Senegal final 23-man list headed for the Africa cup of Nations in Gabon next month.

The striker will lead the attack that is made up of Stoke City’s Mame Biram Diouf and  Moussa Sow who plays for Turkey giants Fenerbahce.

Idrissa Gana Gueye, price  Cheikhou Kouyate and Newcastle united’s  Mohamed Diame are the other stars who feature in the coveted English premier league.

West Ham United striker Diaffra Sakho is missing from the list due to a recurrent back injury that also kept him out of last year’s tournament.

The Lions of Teranga go into the finals with a favorites mark embedded on their shoulders especially after crusing through group K in the qualifiers unscratched with six wions in six- the best record.

They start group B campaign on January 15th against Tunisia in Franceville before facing Zimbabwe and Algeria later.

Senegal squad:

Goalkeepers: Khadim N’Diaye (Horoya AC, Guinea), Pape Seydou N’Diaye (ASC Niarry Tally, Abdoulaye Diallo (Çaykur Rizespor, Turkey).

Defenders: Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Cheikh M’Bengue (Saint-Etienne, France), Kara Mbodj (Anderlecht, Belgium), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France), Zargo Toure (Lorient, France), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy).

Midfielders: Henri Saivet (Saint Etienne, France), Papa Alioune Ndiaye (Osmanl?spor, Turkey), Mohamed Diame (Newcastle, England),  Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England), Papakouli Diop (Espanyol, Spain), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham, England), Cheikh N’Doye (Angers, France).

Forwards: Famara Diedhiou (Angers, France), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke, England), Ismaila Sarr (Metz, France), Moussa Sow (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Sadio Mane (Liverpool England), Keita Balde Diao (Lazio, Italy), Moussa Konate (FC Sion, Switzerland)


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