Senegal coach Aliou Cissé has named his roster for the penultimate World Cup qualifying matchday against neighbours Cape Verde, with three new faces to appear with the Teranga Lions for the first time.
Goalkeeper Alfred Gomis of Italian side SPAL, Bordeaux defender Youssouf Sabaly and striker Mbaye Niang of Torino were handed their maiden call-up while West Ham’s Diafra Sakho and Adama Mbengue of French club Caen return to the team after an injury layoff.
In-form Younousse Sankhare of Bordeaux was surprisingly ignored.
Senegal are placed third in Group D with 5 points behind leaders Burkina Faso and Cape Verde, both on 6 points, while South Africa are first from bottom with 1 point.
The game will take place at the Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde in the Cape Verdean capital Praia on October 7.
Goalkeepers: Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya AC, Guinea), Clement Diop (LA Galaxy, USA), Alfred Gomis (SPAL, Italy)
Defenders : Moussa Wague (KAS Eupen, Belgium), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Fallou Diagne (Metz, France), Saliou Ciss (Angers, France), Kara Mbodj (Anderlecht, Belgium), Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples, Italy), Adama Mbengue (Caen, France), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux, France)
Midfielders : Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton, England), Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Galatasaray, Turkey), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham, England), Cheikh Ndoye (Birmingham, England), Alfred Ndiaye (Vilarreal, Spain), Salif Sané (Hanover, Germany), Assane Diousse (Saint-Etienne, France).
Forwards: Ismaila Sarr (Rennes, France), Opa Nguette (Metz, France), Moussa Konate (Amiens, France), Sadio Mane (Liverpool, England), Moussa Sow (Al-Ahly Dubai, UAE), Diao Balde Keita (Monaco, France), Diafra Sakho (West Ham, England), Mbaye Niang (Torino, Italy).