Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Football | Afcon 2017

Kassaly Daouda © Backpagepix

Chippa keeper in Afcon squad



Chippa United goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda returns to South Africa this week as a member of the 23-man squad for Niger at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

His selection was confirmed on Monday when coach Gernot Rohr confirmed his final squad for the upcoming tournament.

It will be the second successive tournament for Daouda, who is expected to be first choice for the Mena Stars in South Africa.

They play Mali in their opening Group B match in Port Elizabeth on January 20 and then taken on Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo in their next two group matches.

They lost all three games in their group in Libreville last January in their debut finals appearance.

Daouda joined Chippa United at the start of the season from Cameroon’s top club Coton Sport along with his compatriot Seidou Idrissa.

But Idrissa has been dropped from the Nations Cup squad because he has not had enough game time at club level.

Daouda was appointed captain last month of the club in an effort by coach Farouk Abrahams after his goalkeeping howler cost his club in the Cape Town derby against Ajax.

Striker Moussa Maazou, who Chippa claimed to have contracted but who went to Etoile Sahel in Tunisia instead, is also in the squad, due to arrive in South Africa on Tuesday.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Sunday Oliseh
Why you shouldn't bet against Juventus
When you play at Juventus, all you have to worry about is playing football. The club’s management...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Hypocrisy among managers and players
The recent outburst by the manager of Glasgow Celtic Football Club displayed double standards and...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Pochettino needs a trophy
The Argentine has until the end of next season at the very most to win a trophy, otherwise he will...

Segun Odegbami
Champions League down to the wire
Football is a psychologically brutal game. It does not take any prisoners. It is cold and...