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Afcon 2021: Mane starts with Senegal XI unchanged against Equatorial Guinea

18:57 IST 30/01/2022
Sadio Mane of Senegal during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Aliou Cisse has named an unchanged XI that faced Cape Verde for Sunday's quarter-final clash

  • CAN 2022 Sénégal Edouard Mendy Saliou Ciss

    Goalkeeper - Edouard Mendy

    The Chelsea shot-stopper retains his spot as the Teranga Lions' no. 1

  • Bouna Sarr of Senegal Afcon 2021.

    Defender - Bouna Sarr

    Sarr keeps his spot on the right flank and it will be vital to their defensive and attacking plays.

  • Saliou Ciss of Senegal in Afcon 2021.

    Defender - Saliou Ciss

    Ciss was actively involved in the win over Cape Verde before his substitution in the final eight minutes. He has kept his spot in the team.

  • Kalidou Koulibaly Senegal

    Defender - Kalidou Koulibaly

    The Napoli centre-back is the captain and he will play a role in helping Cisse's side extend their clean sheet record in the competition.

  • Abdou Diallo of Senegal.

    Defender - Abdou Diallo

    Diallo has played every minute of Senegal's games and he will continue his partnership with Koulibaly at the back.

  • Nampalys Mendy, Senegal, January 2022

    Midfielder - Nampalys Mendy

    The Leicester City midfielder has earned his spot in the lineup, thanks to his commanding displays in the middle of the park.

  • CAN 2022 - Sénégal-Zimbabwe - Idrissa Gueye

    Midfielder - Idrissa Gueye

    Another key player in Aliou Cisse's team who has played in every game. The PSG star has been charged to dominate the midfield for Senegal.

  • Pape Gueye Braga-OM

    Midfielder - Pape Gueye

    Gueye's creativity and runs will be crucial in supporting the Teranga Lions' push in the attack.

  • Boulaye Dia and Chembezi Denis in Senegal vs Malawi 2021 Afcon

    Forward - Boulaye Dia

    The Villarreal forward provides more attacking options with Senegal hoping to draw the first blood in Sunday's clash.

  • Sadio Mane Senegal 2022

    Forward - Sadio Mane

    Mane has been passed fit for the game after recovering from a concussion in the last win over Cape Verde.

    The Liverpool star's work rate is crucial for Senegal's quest for victory and he is their top scorer with two goals so far in the tournament.

  • Famara Diedhiou Senegal

    Forward - Famara Diedhiou

    Diedhiou has been tasked to play in the no. 9 position.

    Although he is yet to score in Cameroon, the Alanyaspor striker laid the assist that sealed Senegal's 2-0 win over Cape Verde in the Round of 16.