Sadio Mane has been named in Senegal`s squad for the World Cup in Qatar in spite of damage issues after he become harm gambling for Bayern Munich on the weekend.
The 30-year-antique ahead, whose decisive penalty kicks gained each the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualification for his u . s . this year, suffered an damage to his proper fibula in Bayern’s 6-1 win towards Werder Bremen and misses this weekend’s conflict towards Schalke.
But train Aliou Cisse covered the team’s talisman whilst he named his 26-guy squad at a information convention in Dakar on Friday, announcing he become assured Mane should get better in time to play on the tournament.
He stated Senegal had despatched the Senegalese federation’s health practitioner to have a look at Mane on Thursday and have been advised he might now no longer require surgery.
“That’s excellent information and we’ve the hazard to attempt to get him suit for the tournament. We now have weeks to have a look at and spot how the damage reacts to treatment,” Cisse stated.
“I choose to hold him withinside the squad due to the fact he’s such an vital a part of us.”
The train used the instance of Watford ahead Ismaila Sarr, who have been injured going into January’s Africa Cup of Nations finals, however become covered withinside the squad and recovered after the primary spherical to make contributions to Senegal’s fulfillment withinside the tournament.
“We will do all in our electricity to make sure we are able to get better Mane in time to play,” Cisse added.
In reaction to FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura’s thought that Mane will be handled via way of means of “witch doctors” to get him suit in time, Bayern train Julian Nagelsmann advised a a information convention: “I do not even understand what a witch health practitioner is.
“In 10 days we are able to do a test on him once more to peer how his recuperation and development has long gone and we are able to take it from there. Obviously [Senegal] really need him to play however we need to be patient how the clinical scenario is.
“If he can not play he can not play, whether or not the FA need him or now no longer. “These are the varieties of conditions that cross past simply the wearing aspect.”
Cisse saved religion with the bulk of the squad that gained AFCON in Cameroon however did encompass defender Ismail Jakobs and strikers Nicolas Jackson and Ilimane Ndiaye, who earned their first caps after World Cup qualification become secured in March.
“The gamers selected correspond with our imaginative and prescient and philosophy. They are competition of a excessive level,” stated Cisse, who had his settlement as train prolonged via way of means of a in addition years on Thursday.
Senegal squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Seny Dieng (Queens Park Rangers), Alfred Gomis (Stade Rennes), Eduoard Mendy (Chelsea)
Defenders: Fode Ballo-Toure (AC Milan), Pape Abou Cisse (Olympiakos), Abdou Diallo (RB Leipzig), Ismail Jakobs (Monaco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea), Formose Mendy (Amiens), Youssouf Sabaly (Real Betis)
Midfielders: Pathe Ismael Ciss (Rayo Vallecano) Krepin Diatta (Monaco), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton), Pape Gueye (Marseille), Cheikhou Kouyate (Nottingham Forest), Mamadou Loum (Reading), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City), Moustapha Name (Pafos FC), Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards: Boulaye Dia (Salernitana), Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor), Bamba Dieng (Marseille), Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal), Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich), Ilimane Ndiaye (Sheffield United), Ismaila Sarr (Watford).