July 22, 2017

Friendly: Senegal name squad for Nigeria

BRING THEM ON.. Super Eagles players, from left, Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong and Leon Balogun, look prepared for the task against the Burkinabe national team.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has named a crack squad of 26 for the international friendly against Nigeria on March 24 in London.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane headlines a squad replete with quality players that include Everton’s Idrissa Gana, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, Cheikhou Kouyate and giant centre-back Kara Mbodj.

The is the first Teranga Lions call up for Moussa Wague from Eupen, Opa Nguette of Metz and Adama Mbengue of Orlando City in the United States.

Cisse handed maiden call-ups to Moussa Wagué (Eupen), Adama Mbengue (Orlando City) and ex-France under-20 international, Opa Nguette (Metz).

The team will miss the services of Newcastle United midfielder Mohammed Diame, who retired from international football this week.

Senegal were eliminated from the just-ended 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in the quarterfinals by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, who went on to win the trophy.