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Senegal Confirm New 10 As Mané Replacement

Senegal have confirmed the replacement for their attacking talisman Sadio Mané who was forced out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup squad due to injury.

The Bayern Munich superstar injured a tendon in his right fibula in his final Bundesliga game before the Qatar 2022 spectacle.

Despite the seriousness of the blow, he was named in Aliou Cisse’s 26-man squad with further medical assessments undertaken before a final decision was made.

However, the Senegal Football Federation (FSF) confirmed last week that he was set for surgery with a three-month layoff expected.

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It appeared that AS Monaco wing-back Ismail Jakobs would replace Mané but paperwork issues prevented the German-born talent from representing the Teranga Lions.

Anderlecht left-back Moussa Ndiaye, 20, has since been called-up and he received the available 10 shirt upon his arrival.

It marks a major step in the career of the former La Masia academy star who’s enjoyed a breakout season in the Belgian top-flight and will be aiming for a debut at the Mundial.

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