AFCON AFCON 2023: Senegal versus Gambia confirmed line up

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse has named what looks like their normal 3-4-3 formation for their Africa Cup of Nations Group C opener against the Gambia at Stade Charles Konan Banny de in Yamoussoukro on Monday.

Nottingham Forest defender Moussa Niakhate joins Kalidou Koulibaly at the back with Ligue 1 duo Lamine Camara and Pape Gueye given the nod in midfield.

That means there is no place in the XI for Tottenham’s Pape Sarr or Everton’s Idrissa Gueye.

Ismaila Sarr and Sadio Mane will flank Al Shabbab forward Habib Diallo in attack, with Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson on the bench.

Meanwhile, Gambia have handed Yankuba Minteh, the 19-year-old forward signed by Newcastle United last year and loaned out to Dutch giants Feyenoord, a start in attack and he will play alongside Musa Barrow, who plys his trade in Saudi Arabia.

Gambia XI: Gaye; Janko, Gomez, O. Colley, Touray, Adams, Manneh, Darboe; Minteh, Barrow, Sowe.

Subs: Jobe, Barry, Ngum, Marreh, Fadera, Ceesay, Sanyang, Sundberg, Mendy, M. Sanneh, Badamosi, B. Sanneh.

Senegal XI: E. Mendy; Koulibaly, Niakhate, Jakobs; Diatta, Camara, P. Gueye, A. Diallo; Sarr, H. Diallo, Mane.

Subs: Gomis, F. Mendy, Seck, I. Gueye, N. Mendy, Jackson, Kouyate, Ciss, Ndiaye, P. Sarr, Diaw, Sima.

Dennis Mabuka

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