• Sat. Sep 25th, 2021

The Daily News Box

News and Entertainment

Benin still without Sessegnon against Lesotho

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 3, 2020

Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has called up 24 players for the double confrontation against Lesotho, on November 14 and 17 in the CAN 2021 qualifiers. The French technician did not change the team too much and did classic. Most of the players called up for last month’s FIFA day against Gabon (Benin’s 2-0 victory) are recalled. We can nevertheless note the return of left side David Kiki. Now very active in his club, KFC Montana (Bulgarian L1), will be a definite asset for his team. As for the team captain Stephane Sessegnon, without a club since the end of his adventure with Gençlerbirligi, was still left stranded. The players will have to whip hard in order to qualify Benin for a fifth edition of the CAN, against the modest formation of the Lesotho Crocodiles, on November 14 and 17 in Porto Novo and Maseru. After two contested days, Michel Dussuyer’s foals are second in their group with 3 points, behind Nigeria, which leads with 6 points.

The 24 Squirrels:

Goalkeepers: Saturnin Allagbé (Niort, France), Fabien Farnolle (BB Erzurumspor, Turkey), Marcel Dandjinou (ESAE FC).

Defenders: Emmanuel Imorou (Thonon Evian, France), Olivier Verdon (Ludogorets, Bulgaria), Cédric Hountondji (Clermont, France), Khaled Adénon (Avranches, France), Yohan Roche (Rodez, France), Youssouf Assogba (Amiens, France), Seïdou Barazé (Schiltigheim, France), David Kiki (PFK Montana, Bulgaria).

Midfielders: Rodrigue Kossi (Club Africain, Tunisia), Jordan Adéoti (Sarpsborg, Norway), Anaane Tidjani (Menemenspor, Turkey), Sessi d’Almeida (Valenciennes, France), Mama Seibou (SC Toulon, France), Mattéo Ahlinvi (Nîmes, France ).

Attackers: Charbel Gomez (Amiens, France), Jodel Dossou (Clermont, France), Steve Mounié (Brest, France), Mickael Poté (Bandirmaspor, Turkey), David Djigla (Niort, France), Cebio Soukou (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany), Tidjani Anaane (Menemenspor, Turkey).