Senegal name injured Sadio Mane in final 23-man squad

Senegal coach Alain Giresse announced his final 23-player squad for 2015 AFCON.

After West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho was ruled out with a back injury on Wednesday, Giresse was left with 27 players to choose from for his final squad.

The Frenchman decided to leave behind Diambars’ goalkeeper Ousmane Mane, Italy-based defenders Boukary Drame and Ibrahima Mbaye and midfielder Pape Alioune Ndiaye.

Giresse however did included Southampton’s attacking midfielder and Lions’ playmaker Sadio Mane while his club had ruled him out with injury last weekend.

SENEGAL 23-PLAYER SQUAD FOR 2015 AFCON

GOALKEEPERS : Bouna Coundoul (Ethnikos, Chypre), Lys Gomis (Trappani, Italie), Pape Demba Camara (Sochaux, France)

DEFENDERS : Zargo Touré (Le Havre, France), Lamine Gassama (Lorient, France), Kara Mbodji (Genk, Belgique), Pape Ndiaye Souaré (Lille, France), Papy Djilobodji (Nantes, France), Lamine Sané (Bordeaux, France), Cheikh Mbengue (Rennes, France)

MIDFIELDERS : Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham, Angleterre), Pape Kouly Diop (Levante, Espagne), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Lille, France), Stéphane Badji (Brann, Norvège), Salif Sané (Hanovre, Allemagne), Alfred Ndiaye (Bétis, Espagne), Sadio Mané (Southampton, Angleterre)

FORWARDS : Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City, Angleterre), Moussa Sow (Fenerbahçe, Turquie), Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle, Angleterre), Henri Saivet (Bordeaux, France), Dame Ndoye (Lokomotiv, Russie), Moussa Konaté (Fc Sion, Suisse)