Striker Sadio Mane in Senegal squad despite injury scare

Striker Sadio Mane in Senegal squad despite injury scare

Sadio Mane has been included in Senegal’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar despite his injury scare in Bayern’s 6-1 win on Tuesday.

The former Liverpool attacker was forced off in the first half of Bayern Munich’s 6-1 victory over Werder Bremen.

Bayern confirmed Mane’s injury he sustained “to the head of his right fibula” and will miss Saturday’s game against Schalke.

African Champions Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse has named a star-studded 2022 Fifa World Cup squad on Friday, November 11, ahead of their opener against the Netherlands.

“We are monitoring the situation and have sent one of our doctors to assess him,” Senegal coach Aliou Cissé said at a press conference in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Friday.

“On Thursday, Sadio spent the whole day in Munich before travelling to Austria for further tests. The good news is that he does not need an operation.

“We want the situation to evolve in two-three weeks. I don’t want to rule him out.”

Without exaggeration, Senegal faces tough matches in Group A against the Netherlands, hosts Qatar and Ecuador. 

Senegal’s Fixtures Group A (All times EAT)
Monday 21 November: Senegal vs Netherlands – 16:00

Friday 25 November: Qatar vs Senegal – 13:00

Tuesday 29 November: Ecuador vs Senegal – 15:00

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Sierra Leone’s reigning Champions have named their 25-player squad ahead of the debut season in the continental stage.

Five of the new signings have been included in the squad as published on the club’s official Facebook page.

The PK Boys will kick off their CAF Champions League campaign on Saturday against ninth-time Algerian title holders CR Belouizdad at the Liberia capital Monrovia.

Kick-off at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex is 4 pm in the first leg preliminary.

New signings Suffian Kalokoh, Abu Bakarr Kalokoh, Alhassan Daramy , Joseph Cole and Abass Kamara have all been included.

The squad is presently in Liberia ahead of their first training as they look ahead to a tough contest.

The aggregate winner of CR Belouizdad and Rangers over two legs will face the winner between Deportivo Mongomo Equatorial Guinean football club and Djoliba Athletic Club Malian football in the second round in October.

It is a fresh start on the continental stage for the Southern Province club as they begin their continental journey.

They won the Sierra Leone topflight for the first time in 68 years to be bookmarked as the second team outside the capital Freetown to win the Sierra Leone Premier League after Diamond Stars won it in 2012 and 2013.

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Hereford FC have released Sierra Leone striker Mustapha Bundu due to not being eligible to play in Southern League South & West due to visa restrictions.

Hereford have confirmed that the Sierra Leonean will not be at the club next season because he will not be allowed to play higher than step five of the non-league pyramid due to work permit issues.

The 19-year-old striker, in May, joined a list of players with Sierra Leonean origin to play in a Cup final at England’s iconic Wembley Stadium.

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The Hartpury College in Gloucestershire played a pivotal role as the club won promotion at the first attempt.

He has been exceptional for Hereford FC. He was born in Freetown and in 2010 was one of the talents from the Craig Bellamy Foundation in Sierra Leone, a charity which offers underprivileged children in Sierra Leone the chance to realise their potential through football and education.

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Dutch-born UK based and of Sierra Leonean parentage, Sanusie Jabbie has been overwhelmingly voted Best player, Player’s player and Parent’s player at his Cheshunt Football Club U-9 team over the weekend.

Sanusie who wears the No. 6 jersey and also captain’s his side received the triple accolades at his club’s end of season presentation ceremony after been voted by the coaches, fellow players and parents to win the awards.

This recognition, according to his proud dad came in barely two years after the defensive midfielder who idolises Mamadou Sahkor of Liverpool and dreams of one day playing for Tottenham or Liverpool in the English premiership joined the youth side of Cheshunt.

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His mum was speechless. His dad said he was honoured and proud of his son’s achievements and: “I feel like my effort is not going in vain.”
Asked which country of the three he would like to play for if he turns out to be a successful player, the prodigy said it is too early for him now to make a decision.

“I want to first of all concentrate on improving my skills as a footballer and when that time comes for me to choose, I will actively consider mama Salone,” he said with a broad smile.

Cheshunt is an English association football club based in the town of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. Its senior team is currently playing in the Isthmian League Division One North.

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