Senegal are just about doing everything possible to make star man, Sadio Mane go to the Qatar World Cup as the Bayern Munich player is included within its ranks ahead of the World Cup games in a week from now.
Despite his injuries, the African champions will travel to Qatar for the World Cup with their “lionheart.”
Sadio Mane, an attacking midfielder and forward ffor Bayern Munich, was selected for his nation’s 26-man World Cup roster.
Aliu Cisse, the coach of Senegal, has chosen to travel to Qatar with his team even though the Bayern star has an injury.
The 30-year-limping old’s off during Bayern’s 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen on Wednesday gave everyone in Senegal pause.
His club has informed that the former Liverpool player will miss this weekend’s game against Schalke 04 due to a right fibula injury.
Senegal has added the African footballer of the year to the roster amid speculation that Mane will miss the football festival in Qatar because of the injury.
The team of 25 players, which includes the English-based combo of Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Leicester City’s Nampalys Mendy, is led by the gifted forward.
Mane has been named to Senegal’s Qatar 2022 team, but his club Bayern has said that he will continue to have tests on his ailment.
The Senegalese superstar will be checked in 10 days as they continue to watch his progress, according to the leader of the Bavarians, Julian Nagelsmann.
“In 10 days we will do a check on him again to see how his recovery and progress has gone and we will take it from there,” Nagelsmann said during his pre-match press conference on Friday.
“Obviously (Senegal) really wants him to play but we have to wait and see how the medical situation is. If he can’t play he can’t play, whether the FA want him or not,” he added.
On November 21, Senegal will face the Netherlands in the opening match of the 2022 World Cup, and they will be hoping that Sadio Mane will be fit to captain them.
Senegal final World Cup squad
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea/ENG), Seny Dieng (QPR/ENG), Alfred Gomis (Rennes/FRA)
Defenders: Yousouf Sabaly (Real Betis/ESP), Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea/ENG), Abdou Diallo (RB Leipzig/GER), Pape Abou Cisse (Olympiakos/GRE), Formose Mendy (Amiens/FRA), Ismail Jakobs (Monaco/FRA), Fode Ballo Toure (AC Milan/ITA)
Midfielders: Nampalys Mendy (Leicester/ENG), Cheikhou Kouyate (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Papa Matar-Sarre (Tottenham/ENG), Idrissa Gueye (Everton/ENG), Krepin Diatta (Monaco/FRA), Moustapha Name (Paphos/CYP), Loum Ndiaye(Porto/POR), Papa Gueye (Marseille/FRA), Pathe Ciss (Rayo Vallecano/ESP)
Forwards: Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich/GER), Boulaye Dia (Salernitana/ITA), Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal/ESP), Bamba Dieng (Marseille/FRA), Iliman Ndiaye (Sheffield United/ENG), Ismaila Sarr (Watford/ENG), Famara Diedhiou (Alanyaspor/TUR)