The Senegalese national football team, already qualified will face this Friday from 4 pm Congo in Brazzaville on behalf of the penultimate day of the CAN Cameroon 2021 qualifiers. A match that will see the participation of new Lions on which coach Aliou Cissé will rely for the coming deadlines.
To gain to establish a little more its supremacy in this group (I) where the national team of Senegal has already ensured the essential by composting its ticket for the next African Cup of Nations planned in Cameroon in 2022. It is that Aliou Cissé’s men will try this Friday March 26 against the Congo at 4 p.m. at the Alphonse Massamba-Debat stadium in Brazzaville. A match counting for the fifth and penultimate day of qualifying for the CAN. Already in the first leg on November 13, 2019, the “Lions” won (2-0) at the Lat Dior Stadium in Thiès thanks to Sidy Sarr and Habib Diallo, who are now absent from the group.
Fifteen of the players who took part in this meeting, including six starters, are absent for various reasons. But “cadors” like Sadio Mané, Idrissa Gana Guèye, Cheikhou Kouyaté among others, are present. An opposition different from that of the first leg since the coach of the vice-champions of Africa Aliou Cissé called on other players, many of whom honor their first selection like Abdou Diallo, Nampalys Mendy or Abdallah Sima .
Moreover, some are even tipped to start including the defender of PSG who could move in the axis by taking advantage of the absence of Kalidou Koulibaly suspended for accumulated cardboard. Also in the midfield where Nampalys Mendy could make his debut alongside Idrissa Gana Guèye and young Pope Matar Sarr.
Up front, Slavia Prague resident Abdallah Sima can also shake up the hierarchy given the season he has made with 15 goals in all competitions.
In the absence of Mendy and Gomis, Timothy Dieng starting at his club Queens Park Rangers in the championship, could keep the Lions’ cages but Pape Seydou Ndiaye may have his chances too. The Jaraaf player knows the selection well because he participated in the CAN 2017 in Gabon before losing his place following a blunder in Ouagadougou in front of Burkina Faso during the 2018 Russia World Cup qualifiers. first in his group with (12 points), followed by Congo (7 points), Guinea-Bissau, third (3 points) and finally Eswatini, fourth (1 point).