Mane, Koulibaly lead Senegal against Nigeria

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The Terenga Lions' handler has named his squad for Thursday's international friendly against the Super Eagles in London

Senegal coach  Aliou Cisse has named a 25-man list for Thursday's international friendly against Nigeria billed for the Hive.

The Terenga Lions will face the Super Eagles  before locking horns with Cote d'Ivoire four days later in Paris.

Cisse made few changes to the team that participated in the African Cup of Nations in Gabon, as Newcastle's Mohamed Diame and Espanyol's Papakouli Diop were excused from the crunching fixture.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Fenerbahce's Moussa Sow lead the Lions of Teranga attack as Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Alanyaspor's Lamine Gassama get hold of the Senegalese defence.

Orlando City's Adama Mbengue gets the nod as he anticpates to make his debut international appearance alongside former France U20 forward Opa Nguette.


Goalkeepers: Khadim N’Diaye (Horoya AC, Guinea), Abdoulaye Diallo (Çaykur Rizespor, Turkey), Pape Seydou N’Diaye (ASC Niarry Tally).

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Defenders: Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Cheikh M’Bengue (Saint-Etienne, France), Kara Mbodj (Anderlecht, Belgium), Zargo Toure (Lorient, France), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France), Adama Mbengue (Orlando City, USA), Moussa Wagué (Eupen, Belgium)

Midfielders: Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham, England), Cheikh N’Doye (Angers, France), Henri Saivet (Saint Etienne, France), Papa Alioune Ndiaye (Osmanlıspor, Turkey), Salif Sané, Alfred Ndiaye (Hull City, England).

Forwards: Sadio Mane (Liverpool England), Keita Balde Diao (Lazio, Italy), Famara Diedhiou (Angers, France), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke, England), Ismaila Sarr (Metz, France), Moussa Sow (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Opa Nguette (Metz), Babacar Khouma Gueye.