Benin play a friendly against Gabon on October 11 next in Lisbon. The coach of the Squirrels, Michel Dussuyer, delivered Tuesday the list of summoned players for this preparatory meeting. Among these 23 names, appear the regulars of the selection with some small alterations. And not the least. Without a club currently, Captain Stéphane Sessegnon is not on this list to challenge the Panthers. According to our latest cross-checks, the former player of Gençlerbirligi will not be long in rebounding in a new club. Injured two weeks ago, Jodel Dossou is recovering his form and will be well of this friendly meeting. On the other hand, David Kiki was not called by Michel Dussuyer, for a clear reason: the former Brestois has not found a club.
In the arrivals department, we can notice Matteo Ahlinvi, who plays in Nîmes in the French elite, and Yohan Roche (Rodez), at the lower level. The local legion has logically been left to rest, since football has been on leave for more than seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After this match, the colts of the French technician will do battle with their Lesotho counterparts next November for a double confrontation counting for the third and fourth round of qualifying for the next CAN. The 23 Squirrels convened will gather in the Paris region before heading for Lisbon.
The 23 Squirrels:
Goalkeepers: Saturnin Allagbé (Niort, France), Fabien Farnolle (BB Erzurumspor, Turkey).
Defenders: Emmanuel Imorou (Thonon Evian, France), Olivier Verdon (Ludogorets, Bulgaria),
Cédric Hountondji (Clermont, France), Khaled Adénon (Avranches, France), Moïse Adilèhou (NAC Breda, Netherlands), Roche Yohan (Rodez, France), Youssouf Assogba (Amiens, France), Seïdou Barazé (Schiltigheim, France) .
Midfielders: Rodrigue Kossi (Club Africain, Tunisia), Jordan Adéoti (Sarpsborg, Norway), Anaane Tidjani (Menemenspor, Turkey), Sessi d’Almeida (Valenciennes, France), Mama Seibou (Toulon, France), Mattéo Ahlinvi (Nîmes, France) .
Attackers: Charbel Gomez (Amiens, France), Jodel Dossou (Clermont, France), Steve Mounié (Brest, France), Marcellin Koukpo (CR Belouizdad, Algeria), Mickael Poté (Bandirmaspor, Turkey), David Djigla (Niort, France), Cebio Soukou (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany).