Teranga Lions of Senegal

Senegal have restored experienced defender Cheikh Mbengue and striker Moussa Sow to their 23-man squad for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The pair had missed November’s World Cup qualifier in South Africa but both have returned to participate at their third AFCON.

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Henri Saviet of St. Etienne was also recalled by Coach Aliou Cisse for the three-week tournament that would see the Terranga Lions play in Group B against Algeria, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

The squad includes 12 players who competed at the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.

Senegal would open their campaign in Franceville on 15 January against Tunisia in Franceville.

The squad

Goalkeepers are Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, and Pape Seydou Ndiaye, while the defenders are Saliou Ciss, Lamine Gassama, Kalidou Koulibaly, Cheikh Mbengue, Kara Mbodj, and Zargo Youre.

The midfielders comprise Mohamed Diame, Pape Kouly Diop, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Cheikh Ndoye, and  Ismaila Sarr.

The forwards include Famar Diedhou, Mame Biram Diouf, Diao Balde Keita, Moussa Konate, Sadio Mane, Henri Saivet, and Moussa Sow.