Senegal national team coach Aliou Cisse has invited four junior players to be part of the national team ahead of the forthcoming Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar and the friendly with Mali according to the BBC.
Among these is 19 year old goalkeeper Dialy Kobaly Ndiaye who guided Senegal to a silver medal at the Total U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger.
Senegal lost 3-2 on penalties to Mali after a one all draw in normal time but Ndiaye conceded just two goals throughout the tournament, with three clean sheets.
“It’s a pleasure, as a young player to join the national team so early. It’s a dream come true. I would also say one more experience for my career. I am currently with the under 23, waiting to see more,” Ndiaye told local media.
Krepin Diatta, Sada Thioub and Mamadou Loum Ndiaye were also called up for the first time as Cisse opted to jell the young and the old in his latest squad.
Twenty-year-old Krepin Diatta plies his trade in Club Bruges, 23-year-old Sada Thioub plays for Nimes Olympique while 22-year-old Mamadou Loum Ndiaye features for FC Porto.
Senegal who have already booked a ticket for Nations Cup finals in Egypt will host already-qualified Madagascar on March 23rd before playing Mali three days later.
Senegal have a three-point lead over Madagascar heading into this game and Cisse has categorically stated that their objective will be to top the group.
Goalkeepers: Dialy Kobaly Ndiaye (Cayor Foot), Alfred Gomis (SPAL), Edouard Mendy (Stade de Reims)
Defenders: Moussa Wague (FC Barcelona), Lamine Gassama (Goztepe Spor Kulubu), Salif Sane (Schalke), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Cheikh Kouyate (Crystal Palace), Djibril Diaw (Angers), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux)
Midfielders: Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Alfred Ndiaye (Malaga), Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Galatasaray), Cheikh Ndoye (Angers), Mamadou Loum Ndiaye (FC Porto), Krepin Diatta (Club Bruge), Santy Ngom (Nancy)
Forwards: Ismaila Sarr (Stade Rennais), Keita Balde (Inter Milan), Sada Thioub (Nimes), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Mbaye Niang (Stade Rennais), Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray), Pape Abdou Cisse (Olympiacos)