Dakar, Sadio Mané was included in Senegal’s World Cup squad on Friday, just three days after a lower right leg injury put the star player’s participation in doubt.
Senegal coach Aliou Cissé named the Bayern Munich forward in his 26-man squad to the relief of a nation that had been fretting over whether Mané would be able to lead Senegal’s challenge in Qatar.
Senegal opens its World Cup campaign against Netherlands in Group A on Nov. 21, giving Mané 10 days to recover, reports AP.
Bayern had said Mané will miss this weekend’s game against Schalke in the Bundesliga because of the injury.
Mané is the focus of a Senegal team which won its first African Cup of Nations title this year and is rated by many as the best African team to ever go to a World Cup.
Senegal will play host Qatar, the Netherlands and Ecuador in Group A.
Source: Bahrain News Agency