Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Headlines

Ba dropped from Senegal Nations Cup squad

DEMBA-CISSE

DAKAR, Senegal, December 26 – There was no place for former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba when Senegal coach Alain Giresse made public a preliminary squad of 28 players for the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.

The French-born 29-year-old has been on great form for his club side Besiktas in both the Turkish league and the Europa League and took part in the 2012 Nations Cup, playing all three games as Lions of Teranga fell at the first round.

Ba’s former teammate, Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, is the side’s star player with 16 goals from 31 international starts.

Giresse, at the helm of the Lions since January 2013, named just one home-based player, the Diambars ‘keeper Ousmane Mane.

Senegal have been drawn in Group C with South Africa, Ghana and Algeria for the January 17-February 8 tournament in Equatorial Guinea

Senegal made it to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002, the year they also made it to the final of the Nations Cup in Mali, where they lost on penalties to Cameroon.

Preliminary squad: Goalkeepers: Bouna Coundoul (Ethnikos Achnas FC/CYP), Lys Gomis (Trappani/ITA), Pape Demba Camara (Sochaux/FRA), Ousmane Mane (Diambars)

Defenders: Zargo Toure (Le Havre/FRA), Lamine Gassama (Lorient/FRA), Lamine Sane (Bordeaux/FRA), Kara Mbodj (Genk/BEL), Pape Ndiaye Souare (Lille/FRA), Papy Djilobodji (Nantes/FRA), Boukary Drame (Atalanta/ITA), Ibrahima Mbaye (Inter Milan/ITA), Cheikh Mbengue (Rennes/FRA)

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Midfield: Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham Utd/ENG), Pape Kouli Diop (Levante/ESP), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Lille/FRA), Stephane Badji (Brann/Nor), Salif Sane (Hanover/GER), Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Bodo Glimt/NOR), Alfred Ndiaye (Real Betis/ESP).

Strikers: Moussa Konate (SC Sion/SUI), Diafra Sakho (West Ham Utd/ENG), Mame Birame Diouf (Stoke City/ENG), Sadio Mane (Southampton/ENG), Moussa Sow (Fenerbahce/TUR), Papiss Demba Cisse (Newcastle Utd/ENG), Henri Saivet (Bordeaux/FRA), Dame Ndoye (Lokomotiv Moscow/RUS).

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Features

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ have produced a plethora of talent over the past decades in Kenyan football...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved