Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has named a 25-member provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The selection as several big names including Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Cheikhou Kouyate of Crystal Palace and Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.

Inter Milan forward Keita Balde also made it into the list.

The biggest absentee in the provisional line-up is Ligue 1 club Anger midfielder Cheihk Ndoye who is out due ligament damage. Former West Ham forward Diafra Sakho, Mame Biram Diouf and Adama Mbengue also missed out.

Senegal are in Group C along with Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania.

Senegal provisional squad:

Goalkeepers: Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes, France), Alfred Gomis (SPAL, Italy), Edouard Mendy (Reims, France).

Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, Italy), Moussa Wague (Barcelona, Spain), Pape Abdou Cisse (Olympiakos, Greece), Salif Sane (Schalke, Germany), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France), Lamine Gassama (Goztepe, Turkey), Saliou Ciss (Valenciennes, France), Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, England).

Midfielders: Alfred Ndiaye (Malaga, Spain), Santy Ngom (Nancy, France), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England), Keprin Diatta (Club Brugge, Belgium), Badou Ndiaye (Galatasaray, Turkey), Sidy Sarr (Lorient, France), Henri Saivet (Bursaspor, Turkey).

Forwards: Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France), Keita Balde (Inter Milan, Italy), Mbaye Niang (Rennes, France), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France), Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray, Turkey), Sada Thioub (Nimes, France), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England).

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