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Senegal Plung Into COVID Crisis With 3 Big Players Testing Positive With 3 Days to AFCON
- Senegal are currently in serious COVID-19 crisis ahead of their campaign in the 2021 African Cup of Nations
- Three of their players are reported to have tested positive and the squad are still in Dakar with three days to AFCON
- Coach Cisse and his wards are in Group B where they will face Malawi, Guinea and Zimbabwe at 2021 AFCON
Senegal's campaign for this month's African Cup of Nations has been thrown into serious chaos following the development of nine people including three players testing positive for COVID-19.
COVID-19 has been troubling the whole world since last two years and has had severe effect on footballers who play in different Leagues on earth.
Senegal were expected to leave Dakar on Tuesday night, January 4, for Cameroon, but they were stopped from traveling because of the COVID issues in the camp.
Pape Sarr who is on loan at Metz from Tottenham and Mame Thiam of Kayserispor in Turkey are the other two players who have contracted the virus.
Senegal are in which Group for AFCON 2021?
Senegal are in Group B for the 2021 African Cup of Nations where they will face Malawi, Guinea and Zimbabwe with hopes that they qualify for the knockout.
At the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt, Senegal reached the final of the tournament before losing to Algeria.
Mendy claims Mane should have been red carded at Stamford Bridge before pair fly to AFCON together
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy claimed that his Senegalese teammate Sadio Mane should have been red carded in the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool.
This was as a result of Sadio Mane elbowing Cesar Azpilicueta in the encounter in which the big Liverpool forward was only cautioned with a yellow card in the Premier League 2-2 draw.
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After the incident, Sadio Mane scored the first goal for Liverpool before Mohamed Salah doubled the lead even though Chelsea fought back to secure a point in front of their faithfuls.
But hours after making this statement, Sadio Mane and Mendy were spotted together inside private jet going to Cameroon for the African Cup of Nations.