Cisse NOT In Senegal Squad?

Last updated : 22 April 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues midfielder is not in the 20-man squad for the game in France on April 28th but he has been invited for a Senegal team meeting to be held in Paris on Monday, 26th April.

Reports suggest that the meeting is to discuss a new code of conduct applicable to players when on national duty following some unsavoury incidents that are said to have occurred during The African Cup Of Nations tournament in February.

Teranga Lions coach Guy Stephan has named a group of 30 players he wants to attend the meeting, 20 of whom have been named in his squad for the game on Wednesday night, and Cisse is not amongst those.

Senegal were due to play The Ivory Coast in a friendly international next wednesday but they withdrew prompting them to organise a game against the French First Division side.

Squad for Guingamp game: Tony Sylva (As Monaco), Pape Mamadou Diouf (JA), Habib Bèye (Marseille), Lamine Diatta (Rennes), Souleymane Diawara (Sochaux), Pape Malick Diop (Lorient), Ibrahima Faye (La Gantoise), Abdoulaye Diagne Faye (Lens), Sylvain Ndiaye (Marseille), Pape Sarr (Lens), Pape Bouba Diop (Lens), Dino Djiba (Metz), Amdy Faye (Portsmouth), Henri Camara (Wolves), Nicholas Ndione (As Douanes), Moussa Ndiaye (Sedan), Souleymane Camara (Guingamp), Diomansy Kamara (Modène), Babacar Guèye (Metz), Frédéric Mendy (St Etienne).

List Of Players For Meeting Only: El Hadji Diouf (Liverpool), Salif Diao (Liverpool), Aliou Cissé (Birmingham City), Pape Thiaw (Metz), Mamadou Niang (Strasbourg), Lamine Sakho (Leeds), Ibrahim Tall (Sochaux), Ferdinand Coly (Pérouse), Omar Daf (Sochaux), Ousmane Ndoye (Lorient).

Confused? I am!