Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and captain Kalidou Koulibaly have both tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Monday’s match against Zimbabwe; all 52 games throughout the tournament will be shown live across Sky Sports; the competition concludes with the final on Sunday February 6.
The Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will miss Senegal’s opening Africa Cup of Nations match against Zimbabwe on Monday after testing positive for coronavirus.
Mendy joins captain Kalidou Koulibaly and striker Famara Diedhiou on the sidelines for their Group B opener after all three players tested positive for Covid-19.
It leaves the tournament favourites with a threadbare squad for the match in Bafoussam after six players – Saliou Ciss, Bamba Dieng, Mame Baba Thiam, Pape Matar Sarr, Nampalys Mendy and second-choice goalkeeper Alfred Gomis – all remained in Dakar on Wednesday after testing positive.
Senegal are also without Watford winger Ismaila Sarr and Royal Antwerp defender Abdoulaye Seck, who are both injured.
Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse said on Sunday: “It’s a difficult and complicated situation. “But we are going to be competitive and those there are going to play for those who are absent. “We are still going into the game against Zimbabwe full of confidence.”
Source – Sky Sports
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