Spain youth star Pape Cheikh Diop earns maiden call-up as Senegal list 25 players for October games

The Teranga Lions have actually benefited from the brand-new Fifa guidelines which permit a gamer to change citizenship

Dijon midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop has actually changed global obligation and he has actually been welcomed to Senegal team for their friendly matches versus Morocco and Mauritania.

Two years earlier, the Dakar- born star dropped the West African nation to represent Spain at the global level where he played throughout the U18, U19 and U21 levels.

After assisting Spain win the European Under -19 Championship in 2015, the 23-year-old has actually now made a U-turn to play for his nation of birth.

His choice followed Fifa authorized modifications to the changing of citizenships at its 70th basic congress last month– players can now change citizenships if they have actually not played in more than 3 competitive games, which should not consist of World Cup games and continental matches at senior levels and they should have been listed below 21 years of age in all the looks.

Aside Diop who is a season-long loan at Dijon from Lyon, 5 other players consisting of Reims’ Boulaye Dia, Strasbourg’s Bingourou Kamara, Sochaux’s Joseph Lopy, Olympiacos’ Ousseynou Ba and Fenerbahce’s Mame Thiam remain in contention to make their global launching for Senegal later on this month.

The Teranga Lions are arranged to play Morocco in Rabat on October 9 and they invite Mauritania for another friendly match in Thies, 4 days later on.

Full team

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Bingourou Kamara, Clement Diop.

Defenders: Lamine Gassama, Youssouf Sabaly, Saliou Ciss, Racine Coly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ousseynou Ba, Pape Abou Cisse, Salif Sane.

Midfielders: Sidy Sarr, Krepin Diatta, Pape Cheikh Diop, Gana Gueye, (*25 *) Kouyate, Joseph Lopy.

Forwards: Sadio Mane, Mame Baba Thiam, Opa Nguette, Sada Thioub, Famara Diedhiou, Boulaye Dia, Habib Diallo.

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