Lions' lean on veterans
Senegal coach Joseph Koto on Friday published his roster for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast, set for September 8 in Abidjan.
Most of the veterans from the 2012 Afcon squad return to the team after they were ignored for a while as the football federation attempted to rejuvenate the outfit following Senegal’s shocking debacle at the Gabon / Equatorial Guinea 2012.
Demba Ba, Moussa Sow, Issiar Dia, Abdoul Kader Mangane figure on the list.
The Teranga Lions will open camp on September 2 in Dakar, where the set up will carry out preparations before travelling to Ivory Coast on September 6.
Goalkeepers: Ousmane Mane (Diambars), Bouna Coundoul (Enosis Neon Paralimnin, Chypre), Khadim Ndiaye (Linguère).
Defenders : Pape Gueye (Metalist Kharkov, Ukraine), Kader Mangane (Al-Hilal Ryad, Saudi Arabia), Kara Mbodj (Tromso, Norway), Cheikhou Kouyate (Anderlecht, Belgium), Lamine Sané (Bordeaux, France), Jacques Faty (Sivasspor, Turkey), Cheikh Mbengue (Toulouse, France), Pape Ndiaye Souare (Reims, France).
Midfielders: Mohamed Diame (West Ham, England), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Lille, France), Ricardo Faty (AC Ajaccio, France), Pape Kouly Diop (Levante, Spain).
Attackers : Moussa Sow (Fenerbahçe, Turkey), Issiar Dia (Lekhwiya, Qatar), Sadio Mane (Metz, France), Dame Ndoye (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia), Moussa Konate (FC Krasnodar, Russia), Papiss Demba Cisse (Newcastle , England), Demba Ba (Newcastle, England), Ibrahima Toure (Monaco, France).