Nantes striker Santy Ngom and Lorient midfielder Sidy Sarr were omitted. Also included in the list is Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate, Inter Milan winger Keita Balde as well as Rennes forward Ismaila Sarr and Galatasaray frontman Mbaye Diagne who grabbed a hat-trick in their 7-0 thrashing of Real Murcia in Tuesday’s friendly game.
As part of Senegal’s preparation for the Afcon, Aliou Cisse’s men will square up with West African neighbors Nigeria on Sunday.
The Terenga Lions’ best outing was in the 2002 edition where they finished as runners-up. They will hope to surpass that performance in this years’ edition.
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)
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