Benin Republic Head Coach Michel Dussuyer has called up 23 players for next week’s AFCON qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, AOIFootball.com reports.
Skipper Stephan Sessegnon leads the squad with Huddersfield United’s Steve Mounie also included but there was no place in the squad for familiar face Rodrigue Kossi who has been dropped from the double header qualifiers.
The Frenchman has however handed debut call-ups to 23-year-old Melvyn Doremus with Jean Ogouchi also handed a surprise invitation.
Having impressed at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, the West African Nation will hope to cause one of the upsets for match day 1 when they travel to Uyo on the 13th before hosting Sierra Leone in Cotonou four days later.
THE FULL SQUAD:
Goalkeepers: Fabien Farnolle (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey), Marcel Dandjinou (ESAE FC), Chérif Cakpo (Buffalo FC)
Defenders: Olivier Verdon (Eupen, Belgium), Ogouchi Jean (Dragons, Benin), David Kiki (Brest, France), Youssouf Assogba (Amiens, France), Yarou Nabil (Buffalo), Cédric Hountondji (Clermont, France), Melvyn Doremus (AF Bobigny, France), Emmanuel Imorou (Thonon Evian, France)
Midfielders: Agossa Jérôme Bonou (Djoliba, Mali), Jordan Adeoti (Auxerre, France), Mama Seibou (Toulon, France), Anaane Tidjani (AS Soliman, Tunisia), Sessi D’Almeida (Valenciennes, France), Stéphane Sessegnon (Gençlerbiligi, Turkey)
Attackers: Yannick Aguèmon (OH Louvain, Belgium), Mickaël Poté (Erzurumspor, Turkey), Steve Mounié (Huddersfield, England), Jodel Dossou (TSV Hartberg, Austria), Marcellin Koukpo (CS Hammam-Lif, Tunisia), Cebio Soukou ( Arminia Bielefeld, Germany)