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Kouyate Selected For Senegal's AFCON Qualifiers

4 October 2018

Cheikhou Kouyate will captain Senegal once again during the upcoming international break after he was named in their squad for an Africa Cup of Nations qualification double-header against Sudan.

The Palace man will head to Dakar following the game against Wolves on Saturday in preparation for his team's third group match. The Lions of Teranga are top of their group with four points, and will be hoping to boost their chances of making the finals with two games against Sudan who prop up the table.

The first match will take place on Saturday 13th October, before Kouyate's team head to Khartoum for the reverse fixture three days later.

Senegal squad:

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (Spal), Edouard Mendy (Reims)

Defenders: Ibrahima Mbaye (Bologna), Lamine Gassama (Goztepe), Adama Mbengue (Caen), Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples), Salif Sané (Schalke), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Pape Abou Cissé (Olympiakos)

Midfielders: Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace), Sidy Sarr (Chateauroux), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton), Cheikh Ndoye( Angers), Alfred Ndiaye (Malaga)

Forwards: Mbaye Niang (Rennes), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Diao Baldé Keita (Inter Milan), Moussa Konaté (Amiens), Mbaye Diagne (Kasimpasa), Sadio Mané (Liverpool), Opa Nguette (Metz), Amath Ndiaye Diedhiou (Getafe)

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