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March Internationals: Senegal announce squad for friendlies

The Senegalese FA have announced their 30-man squad for their friendlies against Uzbekistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Senegalese Football Association has announced a 30-man selection for their upcoming friendlies with Uzbekistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This biggest story is Pape Souaré’s return to the National team after almost two years, after making a full recovery from his car crash in 2016.

The last time the Crystal Palace left-back appeared in his nation’s colours was in June 2016, but his fitness is a concern as he has only made three substitute appearances for his club side this season.

Fellow Premier League players include Stoke’s Mame Diouf and Badou Ndiaye, Everton’s Oumar Niasse, and Liverpool star Sadio Mane.

The Teranga Lions will play both of their friendlies in foreign countries, with the match against Uzbekistan being hosted in Morocco on March 23rd, prior to facing Bosnia and Herzegovina in France on the 27th.

Back-up goalkeeper Pape Seydou Ndiaye is the only domestically-based player called up, whilst fellow ‘keeper Khadim Ndiaye is the only other player to ply his trade in Africa, at Guinean club Horoya.

Of the 30 players, ten are based in the French Leagues, nine play for English clubs, three based in Italy, and a further three based in Turkey.

Germany, Wales and Belgium are the other three countries where players are based.

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France); Alfred Gomis (SPAL, Italy); Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya, Guinea); Pape Seydou Ndiaye (Diaraf Dakar, Senegal)

Defenders: Fallou Diagne (Metz, France); Papy Djilobodji (Dijon, France); Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey); Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy); Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France); Pape Souaré (Crystal Palace, England); Armand Traoré (Cardiff City, Wales); Moussa Wague (Eupen, Belgium); Salif Sané (Hannover 98, Germany)

Midfielders: Assane Diousse (St. Étienne, France); Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England); Cheikh Kouyaté (West Ham United, England); Alfred N’diaye (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Papa Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke City, England); Cheikh N’doye (Birmingham City, England); Henri Saivet (Sivasspor, Turkey)

Forwards: Keita Baldé (Monaco, Monaco); Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City, England); Moussa Konate (Amiens, France); Sadio Mané (Liverpool, England); Santy Ngom (Nantes, France); M’baye Niang (Torino, Italy); Oumar Niasse (Everton, England); Diafra Sakho, Ismaïla Sarr (both Rennes, France), Moussa Sow (Bursaspor, Turkey)

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