Diafra Sakho has been recalled to the Senegal squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifier in the Cape Verde Islands.
The West Ham United striker is named in Aliou Cisse’s 26-man selection for the tie, which will be played at the National Stadium in Praia on Saturday 7th October.
Senegal are third in African qualifying Group D, a point behind leaders Burkina Faso and second-place Cape Verde Islands. Senegal have a game in-hand on their rivals as their 2-1 defeat in South Africa has been ordered to be replayed after the referee was found guilty of ‘match manipulation’. They complete their qualifying campaign by hosting South Africa on 6 November and traveling to face the same opposition on a date to be confirmed during the same international break.
Sakho is joined in the squad by fellow Hammer Cheikhou Kouyate who is the national team captain. He has been a mainstay of the Senegal squad since making his debut in 2012, featuring at the London Olympic Games and 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
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