Benin coach Dussuyer names squad to face Nigeria

Benin coach Dussuyer names squad to face Nigeria
Michel Dussuyer, head coach of Benin during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals press conference for Benin at 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on 09 July 2019 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Nov 06, 2019. 15:00

Benin coach Michel Dussuyer has named his squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria and Sierra Leone this month, including Turkey-based captain Stephan Sessegnon.

Dussuyer has also named AF Bobigny defender Melvyn Doremus, with the France-based player joined as a new cap by Jean Ogouchi.

Clermont defender Cédric Hountondji and Valenciennes midfielder Sessi d’Almeida make a return after they missed out on the October International window.

Benin were held to a 2-2 draw by Zambia last month, and have won just one of their last 10 internationals.

They will travel to Uyo to face Nigeria on November 13, before hosting Sierra Leone four days later in Cotonou.

Benin squad:

Goalkeepers: Fabien Farnolle (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey), Marcel Dandjinou (ESAE FC), Chérif Cakpo (Buffalo FC)

Defenders: Olivier Verdon (Eupen, Belgium), Jean Ogouchi (Dragons, Benin), David Kiki (Brest, France), Youssouf Assogba (Amiens, France), Yarou Nabil (Buffalo), Cédric Hountondji (Clermont, France), Melvyn Doremus (AF Bobigny, France), Emmanuel Imorou (Thonon Evian, France)

Midfielders: Agossa Jérôme Bonou (Djoliba, Mali), Jordan Adeoti (Auxerre, France), Mama Seibou (Toulon, France), Anaane Tidjani (AS Soliman, Tunisia), Sessi D’Almeida (Valenciennes, France), Stéphane Sessegnon (Gençlerbiligi, Turkey)

Strikers: Yannick Aguèmon (OH Leuven, Belgium), Mickaël Poté (Erzurumspor, Turkey), Steve Mounié (Huddersfield Town, England), Jodel Dossou (TSV Hartberg, Austria), Marcellin Koukpo (CS Hammam-Lif, Tunisia), Cebio Soukou (Arminia Bielefeld, Germany)

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