Bissau’s Djurtus ready troops for Mauritius & Sierra Leone

Bissau’s Djurtus ready troops for Mauritius & Sierra Leone

Guinea-Bissau coach Baciro Cande has named his troops for the African Cup of Nations 2023 qualifying matches against Mauritius and Sierra Leone next month.

Guinea-Bissau will kick start their campaign in Morocco against Mauritius on June 9 before the Djurtus trip to neighbouring Guinea Conakry to face West African rivals Sierra Leone at General Lansana Conté Stadium 13th of June.

Their opener will take place in the Moroccan city of Agadir because Guinea-Bissau is one of several African nations that does not have a stadium approved by Caf to host international matches.

Head technician Cande named French club Metz defender Fali Candé, Moreirense’s defender Mancone Soriano Mané, Janio Bikel, who is on loan at Serie B side Vicenza and Madi Queta in his 23-man sqaud.

Madi Queta, 23, is a striker who plays for S.C. Farense  in the Portugess Liga Portugal 2. Attacking midfielder Dalcio Gomes for Greek Super League club, Ionikos included.

The Djurtus full Squad listed 

Keepers

Maurice Gomis [Aya Napa from FC, Cyprus], Manuel Mama Samba Baldé [Vizela, Portugal], Fernando Embadji [Damainse, Portugal]

Defenders

Eulánio Chipela Gomes [FC Dallas, USA], Fali Candé [Metz, France], Mancone Soriano Mané [Moreirense, Portugal], Adão Gomes [ASL Dunkerque, France], Jeferson Encada [Pahco Egypt], Sana Gomes [Hoah, Armenia], Bloody Oops [Chateauroux, France], Jorge Nogueira [Farense, Portugal]

Midfielders

Moreto Cassamá [St. Rems, France], Alfa Semedo Esteves [Vitória de Guimarães, Portugal], Janio Bikel [Vicenza, Italy], Mamadu Camará [Reeding, England], Jorginho Intima [Wisla Plock, Poland], Zidane Banjaque [Casa Pia, Portugal]

Attackers 

Mama Baldé [Troyes, France], José Embaló [Alashkerts FC, Armenia], Madi Queita [Farense, Portugal], Dalcio Gomes [Ionikos, Greece], Zinho Ganó [Waregem, Belgium], Djassi picket [Al-Soahalah, Saudi Arabia]

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