Senegal have released their 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, slated to commence this month.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane who recently won the Uefa Champions League trophy, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and combative Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye top Aliou Cisse’s final squad.
As part of Senegal’s preparation for the Afcon, Aliou Cisse’s men will square up with West African neighbours Nigeria on Sunday.
Senegal will have to navigate their way past Group C rivals Kenya, Algeria and Tanzania to reach the knockout stages of the tournament. Their opening game is against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania on June 23.
Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France), Alfred Gomis (Spal, Italy) and Edouard Mendy (Reims, France)
Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy), Moussa Wague (FC Barcelona, Spain), Pape Abdou Cisse (Olympiacos, Greece), Salif Sane (Schalke,Germany), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux,France), Lamine Gassama (Goztepe, Turkey), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France), and Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, England)
Midfielders: Alfred Ndiaye (Malaga, Spain), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England), Keprin Diatta (Club Brugge, Belgium), Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Galatasaray, Turkey) and Henri Saivet (Bursaspor, Turkey).
Forwards: Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France), Keita Balde (Inter Milan, Italy), Mbaye Niang (Rennes, France), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France), Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray, Turkey), Sada Thioub (Nimes, France), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England)