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Revealed: Mane leads Senegal XI to face Cape Verde in Afcon 2021 knockout clash

9:38 PM IST 25/01/22
Sadio Mane, Senegal vs Malawi 2022 Afcon
The Lions of Teranga take on the Blue Sharks for a place in the last eight of the biennial competition

  • Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

    GOALKEEPER - Edouard Mendy

    The Chelsea shot-stopper managed to keep a clean sheet against Malawi on his return after recovering from Covid-19 and has kept his place in the team.

  • Bouna Sarr of Senegal Afcon 2021.

    RIGHT-BACK - Bouna Sarr

    The Bayern Munich man has been mostly used as an attacking right-winger in this tournament but returned to the right-back position in the last game against Guinea. After impressing, he will play in that role again on Tuesday.

  • Saliou Ciss of Senegal in Afcon 2021.

    LEFT-BACK - Saliou Ciss

    Ciss has started the last two matches and has been preferred today at the expense of AC Milan's Fode Ballo.

  • Kalidou Koulibaly Senegal

    CENTRE-BACK - Kalidou Koulibaly

    After Covid-19 sidelined Koulibaly from Senegal's first two group games, he returned to help them keep another clean sheet, against Malawi. He hopes to keep another one against the Islanders.

  • Abdou Diallo of Senegal.

    CENTRE-BACK - Abdou Diallo

    The Paris Saint-Germain defender will partner his skipper at the heart of the Senegal defence.

  • Pape Gueye Braga-OM

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Pape Gueye

    He comes in to replace the suspended Cheikhou Kouyate. The latter has been booked twice in the competition.

  • CAN 2022 - Sénégal-Zimbabwe - Idrissa Gueye

    CENTRAL MIDFIELDER - Idrissa Gueye

    The Paris Saint-Germain player partners Kouyate in protecting Senegal's defence.

  • Nampalys Mendy, Senegal, January 2022

    ATTACKING MIDFIELDER - Nampalys Mendy

    He will be expected to create chances for the attackers and take those that come his way. After his Leicester City struggles, this is a perfect chance to show his quality.

  • Sadio Mane of Senegal 2021.

    LEFT-WINGER - Sadio Mane

    The Liverpool star has scored once, from a penalty, in the ongoing campaign.

  • Famara Diedhiou of Senegal is congratulated for scoring his and Senegal.

    RIGHT-WINGER - Diedhiou Famara

    Famara will be plying his trade on the left-wing, replacing Mouhamadou Diallo who struggled against Malawi.

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

    FORWARD - Boulaye Dia

    Another newcomer in this Terange Lions squad, having made his debut in September 2021. He has been given another chance to prove his worth for the Teranga Lions.