Senegal

Coach:

Aliou Cisse

Nickname:

The Teranga Lions

Best achievements: Runners-up in 2002

Previous participations: 14

FIFA world ranking June 2019: 22

Road to AFCON 2019 (Top of Group A):
Senegal 3-0 Equatorial Guinea
Madagascar 2-2 Senegal
Senegal 3-0 Sudan
Sudan 0-1 Senegal
Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Senegal
Senegal 2-0 Madagascar

 

Coach: Aliou Cisse

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 final.

His club career took in spells at Lille and Paris St Germain before playing in the English Premier League with Birmingham City and Portsmouth.

He coached Senegal’s under-23 team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and then took over the senior side in 2015 and will be coaching at a second successive Cup of Nations finals.

The 43-year-old also qualified Senegal for the last World Cup finals in Russia.


Key player: Sadio Mane. Age: 27. Winger.

Mane competes at a third Cup of Nations finals, hoping to put behind him the disappointment of the previous two, where Senegal were heavily fancied but flopped.

He became Africa’s most expensive footballer when he cost Liverpool 34 million pounds ($42.81 million) from Southampton in mid-2016 and has gone onto become a Champions League winner with the Merseysiders.

He made his international debut in 2012 and now has 60 caps and represented Senegal at the 2012 Olympics and 2018 World Cup finals.

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Group A W D L P
Uruguay
3 0 0 9
Russia
2 0 1 6
Saudi Arabia
1 0 2 3
Egypt
0 0 3 0
Group B W D L P
Spain
1 2 0 5
Portugal
1 2 0 5
Iran
1 1 1 4
Morocco
0 1 2 1
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France
2 1 0 7
Denmark
1 2 0 5
Peru
1 0 2 3
Australia
0 1 2 1
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Croatia
3 0 0 9
Argentina
1 1 1 4
Nigeria
1 0 2 3
Iceland
0 1 2 1
Group E W D L P
Brazil
2 1 0 7
Switzerland
1 2 0 5
Serbia
1 0 2 3
Costa Rica
0 1 2 1
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Sweden
2 0 1 6
Mexico
2 0 1 6
Korea Republic
1 0 2 3
Germany
1 0 2 3
Group G W D L P
Belgium
3 0 0 9
England
2 0 1 6
Tunisia
1 0 2 3
Panama
0 0 3 0
Group H W D L P
Colombia
2 0 1 6
Senegal
1 1 1 4
Japan
1 1 1 4
Poland
1 0 2 3