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Afcon 2021: Predicting Senegal's XI vs Malawi - Mendy back in goal

2:55 PM MYT 18/01/2022
Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
GOAL predicts how Teranga Lions might line up against The Flames in their final Group B game on Tuesday

  • Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

    Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy

    The 29-year-old custodian missed the first two Group B matches for the Lions of Teranga after testing positive for Covid-19, but after recovering, he is expected to replace Seny Dieng.

  • Saliou Ciss of Senegal.

    Left-back - Saliou Ciss

    He was solid in his natural position in the previous game and should be considered considering Ballo-Toure is unavailable.

  • Pape Cisse of Senegal.

    Centre-back - Pape Cisse

    He has played a huge role in ensuring the team does not concede any goal so far.

  • Abdou Diallo of Senegal.

    Centre-back - Abdou Diallo

    In the absence of captain Kalidou Koulibaly, Diallo has been impressive alongside Cisse.

  • Bouna Sarr of Senegal.

    Right-back - Bouna Sarr

    Was played in midfield in the goalless draw against Guinea, but with the expected return of Nampalys Mendy, the versatile player might replace Ibrahima Mbaye.

  • Cheikhou Kouyate of Senegal Afcon 2021.

    Midfielder - Cheikhou Kouyate

    In the absence of Idrissa Gueye who is Covid-19 positive, Kouyate is expected to retain his place.

  • Pape Gueye Braga-OM

    Midfielder - Pape Gueye

    The 22-year-old missed the initial games owing to his Fifa ban, but CAS ruled otherwise and he might be considered.

  • Nampalys Mendy - Leicester City

    Midfielder - Nampalys Mendy

    Expected to come after recovering from Covid-19, in place of Mamadou Loum who played in the previous game.

  • Habib Diallo of Senegal.

    Left Wing - Habib Diallo 

    Started on the bench against Guinea, but after glimpses of brilliance after coming on, he might start on Tuesday.

  • Sadio Mane Senegal 2021

    Right Wing - Sadio Mane

    Expectations on Mane are high and will be relied on to provide and create goals for Teranga Lions.

  • Boulaye Dia of Senegal Afcon 2021.

    Striker - Boulaye Dia

    Despite good positioning, he failed to get on the score sheet in the second game, but the technical bench might give him another chance.