Senegal

Coach:

Aliou Cisse

Nickname:

The Teranga Lions

Africa Cup of Nations

Previous appearances: 13
Best result: Runners-up, 2002

Road to 2017 AFCON:

Top of Group K with 18 points

Results:

Senegal 3-1 Burundi
Namibia 0-2 Senegal
Senegal 2-0 Niger
Niger 1-2 Senegal
Burundi 0-2 Senegal
Senegal 2-0 Namibia

World Cup

Appearances: 1
Best achievement: Quarter final in 2002

 
Coach: Aliou Cisse
 
The former captain of the Senegal side is the youngest coach at the tournament, aged just 40.
 
He captained Senegal at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, where they beat holders France in the opening game and reached the quarter-finals.
 
His club career took in spells at Lille and Paris St Germain before playing in the English Premier League with Birmingham City and Portsmouth, as well as earning 35 caps for the Senegal national team.
 
He coached Senegal's under-23 team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and then took over the senior side at the last Nations Cup finals.
 
 
 
 
Key player: Sadio Mane. Age: 24. Winger.
 
Finished in third place last week in the poll for the 2016 African Footballer of the Year.
 
He was bought by Liverpool from Southampton at the beginning of the season for £34 million ($41.61 million), making him the most expensive African footballer.
 
Made his international debut four years ago and has 10 goals in 38 appearances, including representing Senegal at the 2012 Olympics and 2015 Nations Cup.
 
 

 

FIFA world ranking Jan. 2017: 33

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Burkina Faso
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Gabon
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Senegal
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
2 0 1 6
Algeria
0 2 1 2
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group C W D L P
DR Congo
2 1 0 7
Morocco
2 0 1 6
Cote d'Ivoire
0 2 1 2
Togo
0 1 2 1
Group D W D L P
Egypt
2 1 0 7
Ghana
2 0 1 6
Mali
0 2 1 2
Uganda
0 1 2 1