Benin call up Bayelsa duo for World Cup duty

Benin call up Bayelsa duo for World Cup duty
Bayelsa skipper Junior Salomon (left)

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015. 19:43

Benin have called up Bayelsa United skipper Junior Salomon and teammate Lazadi Fousseni for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso.

However, Kano Pillars goalkeeper Emmanuel Fabiyi has been left out of a 25-man squad.

England-based stars Stephane Sessegnon from West Brom as well as Aston Villa striker Rudy Gestede have also been invited.

Benin welcome Burkina Faso to Cotonou on November 12 with the return leg in Ouagadougou five days later.

Coach Omar Tchomogo will be hoping for a change of fortune for his team after they have gone six straight games without a win.

The full squad:

Goalkeepers: Fabien Farnolle (Le Havre /France), Saturnin Allagbe (Niort/France), Christophe Aifimi (As Tanda/Côte d’Ivoire)

Defenders: Junior Salomon (Bayelsa United/Nigeria), Khaled Adénon (Amiens/France), Seidou Baraze (Al Fahaheel/Kuwait), Lazadi Fousséni (Bayelsa United /Nigeria), David Kiki (Niort/France), Emmanuel Imorou (Caen/France), Eric Tossavi (Avrankou Omnisports)

Midfielders: Jordan Adéoti (Caen/France), Djiman Koukou (Niort/France), Sessi d’Almeida (PSG/France), Mama Seibou (Aspac), Stéphane Sèssegnon (West Brom/England), Jodel Dossou (Austria Lustenau/Austria), Bello Babatoundé (Frydek-Mistek/Czech Republic), Arsène Loko (Africa Sport/Cote d’Ivoire)

Forwards: Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa/England), Frédéric Gounongbé (Westerlo/Belgium), Steev Mounié (Nimes/France), Michael Poté (Adana Dermispor /Turkey), Abdel Fadel Suanon (Dhamak/Saudi Arabia), Jacques Bessan (CA Bizertin/Tunisia)

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