Sadio Mané in Senegal's final list despite injury

Southampton’s Sadio Mane
Mohamad Mosselhi
Monday 5 Jan 2015
The Southampton striker's fate will be decided 48 hours before the start of the continental tournament

Senegal's striker Sadio Mané will remain on Senegal's squad that will play in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations upon the decision of coach Alain Giresse.

Southampton coach Ronald Koeman said on Sunday that he predicted Mane would be sidelined for four to six weeks due to a calf injury but Giresse decided to keep the player on his squad.

"Mané suffers a calf injury but he will remain in the squad," Giresse said in a news conference on Monday.

"He is now in England and he will join our preparation camp in Morocco on 11 January for further tests."

"We will decide his fate 48 hours before the tournament."

Concerning Diafra Sakho, Giresse added that the West Ham striker will arrive in Senegal on Tuesday and he will undergo medical tests before deciding his fate.

Senegal were drawn in Group C alongside Algeria, Ghana and South Africa.

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