Benin manager Michel Dussuyer has picked his squad for the African Cup of Nations which starts on January 10 in Angola.
The Frenchman is at the helm of one of the lesser known African teams but he says he would like that to change. And with many good players being picked, Benin could become a surprise knockout quarter-final presence.
The squad he has picked for the tournament is minus Grenoble's Johnathan Tinhan, who has declined the chance to join up for personal reasons.
Goalkeepers: Djidonou Yoann (Libourne FC), Chitou Rachad (Wikki Tourists), Amoussou Valre (Mogas 90)
Defenders: Adenon Khaled (SEC Bastia), Adou Mouftaou (ASPAC), Akakpo Comlanvi (Tonnerre), Boco Romuald (Sligo Rovers), Chrysostome Damien (Denizlispor), Imorou Emmanuel (Gueugnon FC), Johnson Reda (Plymouth Argyle FC), Salomon Junior (ASPAC), Singbo Felicien (Lokomotiv Plovdiv)
Midfielders: Adanhoume Gerard (Soleil FC), Ahoueya Jocelyn (Sion FC), Koukou Djiman (Evian TG FC), Tchomogo Seidah (East Riffa), Angan Pascal (WAC Casablanca), Kobena Nouhoum, (Al Madina Tripoli), Ogunbiyi Mouritala (EA Guingamp), Seka Arnaud (Tonnerre), Sessegnon Stephane (Paris SG)
Strikers: Aoudou Mohamed (Evian TG FC), Omotoyossi Razak (Metz FC), Pote Mickael (OGC Nice)
Massaër Ndiaye, Goal.com