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Afcon 2021: Senegal XI to face Egypt - Mane & Sarr start for Lions of Teranga

23:52 SAST 2022/02/06
Sadio Mane of Senegal warms up during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Liverpool forward will headline the Lions of Teranga's attack as they strive to win their first-ever Afcon title when they face the Pharaohs

Senegal will feature in their second straight Africa Cup of Nations final when they come up against Egypt at Olembe Stadium, in Yaounde on Sunday.

The Lions of Teranga reached the final of the last edition held in Egypt in 2019 where they lost 1-0 against Algeria and below is how the West Africans have lined up.

  • Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

    Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy

    After missing the two opening group matches, the Chelsea custodian has been impressive for the Lions of Teranga, keeping two clean sheets and conceding only two goals.

    The 29-year-old has been handed another chance to help Senegal win the trophy and also boost his chances of being crowned the best goalkeeper for the 33rd edition in Cameroon.

  • 2018-06-18-Senegal-Saliou Ciss

    Left-back - Saliou Ciss

    The 32-year-old Nancy defender was impressive as the Lions of Teranga beat Burkina Faso 3-1 to reach the final, and he has retained his position.

  • Senegal's defender Kalidou Koulibaly

    Centre-back - Kalidou Koulibaly

    Just like Mendy, the 30-year-old Napoli defender missed the opening two matches owing to Covid-19 but he has been the rock in the defence since returning in the game against Malawi.

    Koulibaly will continue with his role as Senegal seek to stop the Pharaohs.

  • Abdou Diallo Senegal 2022 Afcon

    Centre-back - Abdou Diallo

    The 25-year-old PSG star was among the goals as Senegal beat the Stallions in the semi-finals and he will partner Koulibaly at the back against the Pharaohs.

  • Bouna Sarr of Senegal Afcon 2021.

    Right-back - Bouna Sarr

    The 30-year-old Bayern Munich player was yellow-carded in the game against Burkina Faso but he has kept his position for the do-or-die fixture against the North African side.

  • CAN 2022 - Sénégal-Zimbabwe - Idrissa Gueye

    Midfielder - Idrissa Gueye

    The 32-year-old Paris Saint-Germain player was superb against Burkina Faso in the semis and also in the 3-1 win against Equatorial Guinea and has been handed another chance to shine in the final.

  • Nampalys Mendy, Senegal, January 2022

    Midfielder - Nampalys Mendy

    The Leicester City player has another chance to be crowned man of the match and he will partner Gueye at the heart of Senegal’s midfield in the final showdown.

  • Senegal's midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate

    Midfielder - Cheikhou Kouyate

    The Crystal Palace star has featured in all matches for Senegal at the Afcon and he has another chance to crown his impressive shows, which includes a goal against Nzalang Nacional, with a win against the North African side.

  • Ismaila Sarr of Senegal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Final.

    Winger - Ismaila Sarr

    The 23-year-old Watford winger has come on twice as a substitute and scored in the 3-1 win against Burkina Faso. He has now been handed his first start at the Afcon to replace Bamba Dieng in the attacking role.

  • Sadio Mane, Senegal vs Burkina Faso 2022

    Forward - Sadio Mane

    The Liverpool forward assisted and scored in the semis against Burkinabe and he has a good opportunity to help Senegal end their drought for the Afcon title at Olembe Stadium.

  • Famara Diedhiou Senegal

    Striker: Famara Diedhiou

    The 29-year-old, who turns out for Super Lig club Alanyaspor, scored the opening goal against the Stallions and he will play alongside Mane in the final contest.