United-target Sadio Mane included in Senegal's squad for African qualifier, experienced trio out

Mohamad Mosselhi , Thursday 20 Aug 2015

Senegal will visit Namibia on 4 September for their Nations Cup qualifier

Sadio Mane
File Photo: Southampton's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring Southampton's third goal and completing his hat-trick against Aston Villa in last season's Premier League clash (Photo: Reuters)

Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse dropped Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Moussa Sow from his 23-man squad which was announced on Thursday that will face Namibia in their Nations Cup qualifier next month.

Southampton forward Sadio Mane, who is strongly linked with Premier League giants Manchester United, features on the list that will visit Namibia on the fourth of next month.

It was reported that Manchester United have made a bid to sign the Senegalese forward after failing in their bid to lure Barcelona's Spanish winger Pedro.

Striker Diafra Sakho enjoyed his first call-up in ten months as his last appearance with Senegal's national team dates to the 15th of November when his team defeated Egypt 1-0 in Cairo in 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers.

Senegal is leading group K with three points after defeating Burundi 3-1 in the group opener.


Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo, Lys Gomis, Khadim Ndiaye

Defenders: Issa Cissokho, Lamine Gassama, Cheikh Mbengue, Pape Ndiaye Souaré, Kalidou Koulibaly, Serigne Kara Mbodj, Zargo Touré

Midfielders: Alfred Ndiaye, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Salif Sané, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Stéphane Badji, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Cheikh Ndoye

Strikers: Henri Saivet, Moussa Konaté, Sadio Mané, Amara Baby, Mame Biram Diouf, Diafra Sakho 

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