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Senegal's forward Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group B football match between Tunisia and Senegal in Franceville on January 15, 2017. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Aliou Cissé head coach of the Teranga Lions of Senegal,will announce a strong squad for the upcoming friendly against Nigeria on Thursday, March 16 2017.

Cisse will reveal his first squad after the 2017 African Cup of Nations at a press conference.

The Teranga Lions of Senegal
The Teranga Lions of Senegal

Cisse and his backroom staff will fly to London immediately after the list is published.

One name that is expected not to be on the list is Newcastle United midfielder Momo Diamé, who has just announced his international retirement.

Contrary to earlier reports, the influential Anderlecht defender Kara Mbodji is in contention to make the roster after recovering from a knee injury, and has made himself available for selection for the game against the Super Eagles.

Expected to lead the Lions attack against the Super Eagles is Liverpool FC’s talisman Sadio Mane, Stoke City’s Mame Biram Diouf and Fenerbache’s Moussa Sow.

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