Senegal call up Liverpool’s Sadio Mané for World Cup qualifiers despite injury

• Forward sustained hamstring injury during last international break
• Senegal coach Aliou Cissé expects Mané to ‘be 100% fit’ for qualifiers

Senegal have named Sadio Mané in their squad for next month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers despite the Liverpool forward being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Mané is expected to be absent for six weeks having been injured in Senegal’s international against Cape Verde on 7 September– a timeframe that would see him available for selection by Liverpool on 18 November. However, Senegal’s coach, Aliou Cissé, has included the 25-year-old in his plans for two qualifiers against South Africa on 10 November and 14 November and claims there is “no doubt” Mané will be fit.

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