Cisse (and Coly) Named In Senegal Squad

Last updated : 08 January 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

Ferdinand Coly, who spent the latter part of last season on loan at St. Andrews, is also included in coach Guy Stephan's final 22-man squad for the tournament in Tunisia, which gets underway on January 24th.

Cisse, who is currently struggling with a thigh strain, is expected to team up with the rest of the Senegal squad after Blues' Premiership fixture against Southampton at St. Andrews on Saturday.

The Blues midfielder could be away from club duties for up to six weeks depending on how far Senegal progress in the tournament.

The African Nations Cup Final will be played on February 14th.

Group A: Tunisia, DR Congo, Guinea, Rwanda
Group B: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali
Group C: Cameroon, Algeria, Egypt, Zimbabwe
Group D: Nigeria, Benin, Morocco, South Africa

Senegal play their first Group B game of the finals against Burkina Faso in El Menzah on January 26th which, along with the other two Lions of Teranga games, can be seen live on BBC Three at 7.15pm.

Full Senegal Schedule:
Monday, 26th January
Senegal vs Burkina Faso (El Menzah)
Friday, 30th January
Senegal vs Kenya (Bizerte)
Monday, 2nd February
Senegal vs Mali (El Menzah)

Senegal Squad:
Goalkeepers: Tony Sylva (Monaco, France), Kalidou Cissoko (Jeanne d'Arc, Senegal), Oumar Diallo (Diaraf, Senegal) Defenders: Pape Malick Diop (Lorient, France), Souleymane Diawara (Sochaux, France), Lamine Diatta (Rennes, France), Omar Daf (Sochaux, France), Ferdinand Coly (Perugia, Italy), Habib Beye (Olympique Marseille, France), Ibrahima Faye (La Gantoise, Belgium) Midfielders: Aliou Cisse (Birmingham City, England), Salif Diao (Liverpool, England), Abdoulaye Diagne Faye (Lens, France), Pape Bouba Diop (Lens, France), Sylvain Ndiaye (Olympique Marseille, France), Ousmane Ndoye (Toulouse, France), Frederic Mendy (Saint-Etienne, France) Strikers: Henri Camara (Wolves, England), Diomansy Kamara (Modena, Italy), El Hadji Diouf (Liverpool, England), Mamadou Niang (Strasbourg, France), Lamine Sakho (Leeds, England).