Mauritania coach reveals 23-man squad for CHAN

Mauritania coach reveals 23-man squad for CHAN
CHAN 2018

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Jan 10, 2018. 13:30

Mauritania coach Corentin Martins has revealed the 23-man squad he will lead at the impending 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

‘Les Mourabitounes’ will face hosts Morocco in the opening Group A clash in Casablanca on Saturday evening, before going on to battle Sudan and Guinea on January 17 and 21 respectively.

Martins has included highly-rated attackers Karamoko Traore, Ely Samba Ould Voulany and Moulaye Ahmed Khalil, though rising star Moctar Salem Belal didn’t make the cut.

To prepare for their second CHAN participation (having debuted in 2014 in South Africa), Mauritania have camped in Tunisia and Nouakchott.

Mauritania’s 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers: Souleimane Brahim (FC Nouadhibou), Mohamed Salahdin Boubacar (Tevragh-Zeina FC), Namory Diaw (ASC Kaédi).

Defenders: El Hacen Houeibib (AS Guard), Sidi Mohamed Bilal NGara (FC Tevragh-Zeina), Omar Mangane (FC Nouadhibou), Youba Zeindane (ASAC Concorde), El Mustapha Diaw (FC Tevragh-Zeina), Lemrabott El Hacen (FC Nouadhibou), Mohamed Wade (Nouadhibou FC), Demba Traoré (ACS Ksar).

Midfielders: Moussa Bagayoko (FC Tevragh-Zeina), Mohamed Dellah Yaly (ASC Tidjijka), Alassane Diop (FC Nouadhibou), Samba Moussa (FC Tevragh-Zeina), El Hacen Tegueddy (ASC Tidjikja), Abdoulaye Gaye Palaye (FC Nouadhibou).

Forwards: Moulaye Ahmed Khalil ‘Bessam’ (FC Nouadhibou), Karamoko Traore (FC Tevragh-Zeina), Ely Samba El Voulany (FC Nouadhibou), Boubacar Baguidi (ACS Ksar), Hemoya Tanja (FC Tidjikja).

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