Senegal announce AFCON squad

Senegal coach Henri Kasperczak has named a 23-man squad for the 2008 African Nations Cup, which takes place in Ghana from January 20 to February 10.

Kasperczak's squad includes seven England-based players; Habib Beye, Abdoulaye Diagne Faye (both Newcastle), Reading's Ibrahima Sonko, Pape Bouba Diop (Portsmouth), Fulham's Diomansy Kamara, Bolton's El Hadji Diouf (pictured) and Henri Camara, who plays for Bolton.

However, a number of the Senegal squad plays its club football in France, with a further nine players based there.

Senegal are drawn in Group D along with Tunisia, South Africa and Angola.

The Senegal squad:

Goalkeepers: Tony Sylva (Lille/FRA), Bouna Coundoul (Colorado Rapids/USA), Cheikh Tidiane Ndiaye (Creteil/FRA).

Defenders: Habib Beye (Newcastle/ENG), Ibrahima Faye (Troyes/FRA), Guirane Ndaw (Sochaux/FRA), Abdoulaye Diagne Faye (Newcastle, ENG), Ibrahima Sonko (Reading/ENG), Mohamed Adama Sarr (Standard Liege/BEL), Souleymane Diawara (Bordeaux/FRA), Lamine Diatta (without club).

Midfielders: Bayal Sall (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Pape Bouba Diop (Portsmouth/ENG), Ousmane Ndoye (Academie Coimbra/POR), Malick Ba (FC Basel/SUI), Pape Waigo Ndiaye (Genoa/ITA), Babacar Gueye (Metz/FRA), Diomansy Kamara (Fulham/ENG), Frederic Mendy (Bastia/FRA).

Strikers: El Hadji Diouf (Bolton/ENG), Mamadou Niang (Marseille/FRA), Henri Camara (West Ham/ENG), Modou Sougou (Leiria/POR).

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