AFCON Fantasy is here and the FPL Manual shares his thoughts on Senegal’s national football team, their best players to consider, and predicted XI for AFCON 2024.

Team Profile

  • Name – Senegal
  • Nickname – Les Lions de la Téranga (The Lions of Teranga/Teranga Lions)
  • Current World ranking – 20th (2nd in Africa)

Senegal previously hosted the African Cup of Nations once in 1992. After being runners-up on two occasions, on the 6th of February 2022, Senegal claimed their first AFCON victory after a 4-2 win on penalties to AFCON 2021 finalist Egypt. The Teranga Lions will be ready to defend their crown and do it all again this time in Côte d’Ivoire.


Senegal’s Road to AFCON

On the 28th of March 2023, Senegal officially sealed their spot for a 17th AFCON appearance. The Teranga Lions will go on to show dominance by topping Group L with 14 points (4 wins, 2 draws in 6 games) scoring 12 goals and conceding only four goals.


Senegal’s Top AFCON Qualifier Performers

Top AFCON Qualifier scorers

  • Sadio Mane – 5 goals ⭐️
  • B Dia – 2 goals
  • Y Sabaly, I Ndiaye, H Diallo, A Seck – 1 goal each

Recent form: In the last nine games, Senegal had five wins, three draws, and one loss in 2023.

Sadio Mane is the designated pen taker scoring three penalties during the AFCON qualifiers.

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Senegal Team News

Official Senegal team going to Ivory Coast

Dropped players: Ismaila Ciss, Dion Lopy, Fode Ballo, Mory Diaw, Ousseynou Ba, and Amigo Gomis are but a few names who did not make the final list.

Q: “Is Pape Sarr injured?”

A: “More fear than harm, see you at CAN! 🦁”

Pape Sarr assures the Senegalese fans that he is okay for AFCON 2023. The 21-year-old won the Best Young Player award in the CAF 2022 Awards and will be key again for his nation.


Senegal Probable Lineup AFCON 2024

Long-serving manager Aliou Cisse uses either a 3-4-3 or 4-5-1 shape but tends to favor a 4-3-3 system and this is how Senegal could line up for the 2023 AFCON Campaign:

A Senegalese supporter shares his preference on how the midfield could line up as the gaffer Aliou Cisse seems to prefer having the experience of Gueye and Kouyate instead of Lamine Camara and Namplays Mendy.

Before I reel out the fantasy picks, a few things to note:

  • The no 9 role is not exactly nailed. Depending on the game, Aliou Cisse rotates between N Jackson, Boulaye Diallo, and H Diallo, so avoid it for now.
  • K Diatta seems to be getting minutes but is out of position mostly at RB.

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Best Senegal AFCON Fantasy Assets


Nailed Players

Mane 11.5m, Pape Sarr 5m, Koulibaly 6m, E Mendy 5.5m


Fairly Nailed (play 70+ mins or start 2/3 group games)

I Sarr 9m, N Mendy 5.5m, I Jakobs 5m


Rotation Risk

Diatta 5.5m, C Kouyate 5m, B Dia 6m, I Ndiaye 6.5m, A Diallo 5.5m



Coming into this tournament as champions, Senegal are here for business. Starting Group C against The Gambia. Sadio Mane, Koulibaly, and Pape Sarr are the top RealFevr Africa Fantasy assets that AFCON Fantasy managers will look forward to having in their respective teams.

You can find additional AFCON 2024 Fantasy resources here.

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