Ba and Cisse left out of Senegal Olympic squad

The Newcastle strike duo had been expected to take part but it is believed that concerns over their fitness were raised by Magpies boss Alan Pardew
Newcastle strikers Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba have been left out of the Senegal squad for this summer's Olympic Games.

The pair enjoyed a prolific season for the Magpies, scoring 16 and 13 Premier League goals respectively as Alan Pardew's side secured a fifth-placed finish.

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However, it is believed Pardew expressed concerns over the duo's fitness with both expected to be part of their country's Africa Cup of Nations squad later in the year.

The full Senegal Olympics squad contains just two Premier League representatives in the form of Everton's Magaye Gueye and West Ham's Mohamed Diame. It is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Ousmane Mane, Papa Demba Camara

Defenders: Abdoulaye Ba, Serigne Kara Mbodji, Saliou Ciss, Papa Gueye, Pape Ndiaye Souare, Zargo Toure, Victor Demba Bindia, Cheikhou Kouyate

Midfielders: Stephane Badji, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Mohamed Diame , Moussa Konate, Sadio Mane

Forwards: Magaye Gueye, Ibrahima Balde, Dame N'Doye

Stand-by: Issa Ndiaye, Ibrahima Seck, Abdoulaye Sane, Kalidou Yero

Senegal will open their Olympic campaign with a game against hosts Great Britain at Old Trafford on July 26.

They will then face Uruguay at Wembley three days later before completing their group campaign against United Arab Emirates in Coventry on August 1.