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Afcon 2021 squads: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon & every official tournament squad list

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Here are the current squad lists for every participating team in the biennial African football showpiece in January
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on January 9 and the squads for all 24 teams must be finalised before December 20.

In the lead up to the tournament, managers often announce preliminary or provisional squad before reducing them down to the limit.

This year, Caf has expanded the squad list size to 28, so there are a few more places up for grabs.

We bring you all the confirmed Afcon 2021 squads, including preliminary rosters, as they are announced.Cameroon players celebrate a goal scored by Vincent Aboubakar vs Malawi.

Cameroon

Cameroon manager Antonio Conceicao announced his preliminary squad on Friday December 10.The Indomitable Lions named a 40-man squad for the African football showpiece that will be cut down to 28.Conceicao’s squad are made up of Arnaud Djoum, Njie Clinton, Toko Karl, Vincent Aboubakar, Christian Bassogog, Fai Collins, Oyongo Bitolo and Michael Ngadeu – all who played a key role in the country’s Afcon 2017 triumph.

Goalkeepers: Andre Onana, Omossola Simon, Epassy Devis, Efala Komguep Jean, Nlend Narcisse Junior

Defenders: Ngadeu Michael, Fai Collins, Mbaizo Olivier, Castelleto Jean Charles, Oyongo Bitolo Ambroise, Billong Jean Claude, Samuel Kotto, Jerome Onguene, Tchamba Duplex, Nouhou Tolo, Enzo Ebosse, Dawa Tchakounte, Boey Sacha, Harold Moukoudi

Midfielders: Jean Onana, Kunde Malong, Zambo Anguissa, Oum Gouet Samuel, Hongla Martin, Arnaud Djoum, Lea Siliki James, Neyou Yvan

Forwards: Ganago Ignatius, Bassogog Christian, Choupo Moting, Bahoken Stephane, Toko Ekambi Karl, Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu, Kevin Olivier Soni, Aboubakar Vincent, Paul Georges Ntep, John Mary, Njie Clinton, Jeremy Ebobisse Ebolo, Leandre Tawamba Kana. 

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Predicted Senegal provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya AC), Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (Torino), Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)

Defenders: Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Moussa Wague (Eupen), Saliou Ciss (Angers), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor), Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest), Salif Sane (Hannover 96)

Midfielders: Pape Alioune Ndiaye (Stoke), Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Cheikh N’Doye (Birmingham)

Forwards: Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Diao Balde Keita (Monaco), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Diafra Sakho (Rennes), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke), Mbaye Niang (AC Milan)

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Predicted Algeria Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Rais M’bolhi (Ettifaq, Saudi Arabia), Izzedine Doukha (Al-Raed, Saudi Arabia), Alexandre Oukidja (FC Metz, France).

Defenders: Mohamed Salim Fares (Lazio, Italy), Aïssa Mandi (Real Betis, Spain), Ramy Bensebaïni (Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany), Jean Mehdi Tahrat (Abha, Saudi Arabia), Mohamed Reda Halaïmia (K. Beerschot VA, Belgium), Mehdi Zeffane (Kylia Sovetov Samara, Russia), Abdeljalil Medioub (CD Tondela, Portugal), Maxime Spano-Rahou (Valenciennes, France).

Midfielders: Adlène Guedioura (Al-Gharafa, Qatar), Ismael Bennacer (AC Milan, Italy), Mehdi Abeïd (Nantes, France), Mehdi Zerkane (Girondins de Bordeaux, France), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray, Turkey), Haris Belkebla (Stade Brestois, France).

Forwards: Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd, Qatar), Farid Boulaya (Metz, France), Ryad Mahrez (Manchester City, England), Yacine Brahimi (Al-Rayyan, Qatar), Saïd Benrahma (Brentford, England), Zinedine Ferhat (Nîmes Olympique, France), Andy Delort (Montpellier HSC, France).

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Predicted Mali Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Djigui Diarra (Stade Malien, Mali), Adama Keita (Djoliba AC, Mali), Ibrahim Mounkoro (TP Mazembé, DR Congo)

Defenders:
 Molla Wagué (FC Nantes, France), Hamari Traoré (Rennes, France), Mamadou Fofana (FC Metz, France), Youssouf Koné (Lyon, France), Boubacar Kiki Kouyate (Troyes, France), Falaye Sacko (Victoria Guimarães, Portugal), Senou Coulibaly (Dijon, France) Massadio Haidara (Lens, France), Cheick Oumara Traore (Lens, France)

Midfielders: Diadié Samassekou (Hoffenheim, Germany), Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig, Germany) Kouamé Nguessan Rominique (Circle Bruges, Belgium) Souleymane Diarra (Gaziantep, Turkey), Cheick Oumar Doucouré (Lens, France), Adama Noss Traoré (Metz, France), Mohamed Camara (RB Salzburg, Austria)

Forwards: Moussa Doumbia (Reims, France), Kalifa Coulibaly (Nantes, France), Adama Malouda Traore (Metz, France), Moussa Djenepo (Southampton, England), Sekou Koita (RB Salzburg, Austria), Hadi Sacko (Denizlispor, Turkey), Abdoulaye (Besiktas, Turkey), Fousseyni Diabate (Amiens, France), Ibrahima Sissoko (Niort, France)

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Predicted Tunisia Afcon squadGoalkeepers: Farouk Ben Mustapha, Atef Dkhili, Moez Ben Cherifia, Moez Hassen.

Defenders: Wajdi Kechrida, Montassar Talbi, Yassine Meriah, Oussama Haddadi, Dylan Bronn, Ali Maaloul, Omar Rekik, Ali Abdi, Mohamed Drager, Adem Bellamine.

Midfielders: Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Feraini Sassi, Hannibal Mejbri, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane, Ellyes Skhiri, Naim Sliti, Hamza Rafia, Anis Ben Slimane, Aissa Laidouni.

Attackers: Youssef Msakni, Seifeddine Jaziri, Issam Jebali, Sebastian Tounekti and Ali Youssef.

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Predicted Burkina Faso Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Herve Koffi – (Royal Excel Mouscron, Belgium), Aboubacar Sawadogo – (RC Kadiogo, Burkina Faso), Ben Idriss Traoré – (AS SONABEL, Burkina Faso), Sofiane Ouédraogo (USFA, Burkina Faso)

Defenders: Issoufou Dayo – (RS Berkane, Egypt), Edmond Tapsoba – (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Steeve Yago – (Caen, France), Yacouba Coulibaly – (FC Cartagena, Spain), Issa Kaboré – (KV Mechelen, Belgium), Soumaïla Ouattara – (Rahimo FC, Burkina Faso), Dylan Ouédraogo (OD Leuven, Belgium), Patrick Malo – (Hassania Agadir, Morocco), Ben Aziz Zagré (Vitoria Guimaraes B, Portugal), Hermann Nikiema – (Salitas FC, Burkina Faso)

Midfielders: Bertrand Traoré Isidore – (Aston Villa, England), Adama Guira – (SonderjyskE, Denmark), Charles Kaboré – (Dynamo Moscow, Russia), Bryan Dabo – (Benevento, Italy), Dramane Nikiema – (Horoya AC, Guinea), Abdoul Bandaogo – (Deportivo Betis, Spain), Razack Traoré – Giresunspor, Turkey), Sami Hien – (Salitas FC, Burkina Faso), Ismahila Ouédraogo – (AS Douanes, Burkina Faso), Hamed Belem – (Rahimo FC, Burkina Faso), Alain Traoré Sibiri – (RS Berkane, Morocco), Eric Traoré – (Pyramids FC, Egypt), Zakaria Sanogo – (Ararat Armenia, Armenia), Cyrille Bayala – (AC Ajaccio, France)

Strikers: Mohamed Konaté – (FC Khimki, Russia), Mohamed Lamine Ouattara – AS SONABEL (Burkina Faso), Abdoul Fessal Tapsoba – (Standard Liege, Belgium), Hassan Bandé – (NK Istra, Croatia), Lassina Frank Traoré – (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Hien Sami – (Salitas FC, Burkina Faso)

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Predicted Guinea Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Aly Keita (Ostersunds, Sweden), Moussa Camara (AC Horoya, Guinea), Sekouba Camara (AS Kaloum, Guinea).

Defenders: Ibrahima Sory Sankhon (Sint-Truiden, Belgium), Simon Falette (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Julian Jeanvier (Brentford, England), Sekou Conde (Chateauroux, France), Pa Konate (GIF Sundsval, Sweden), Issiaga Sylla (Toulouse, France), Mickael Dyrestam (AO Xanthi, Greece).

Midfielders: Naby Keita (Liverpool, England), Ibrahima Conte (Beroe Stara Zagora, Bulgaria), Mady Camara (Olympiakos, Greece), Sadio Diallo (Gençlerbirligi, Turkey), Kamso Mara (Slovan Liberec, Czech Republic).

Forwards: Seydouba Soumah (Partizan Belgrade, Serbia), Mohamed Yattara (Auxerre, France), François Kamano (Bordeaux, France), Demba Camara (Apoel Tel-Aviv, Israel), José Kanté (Nastic Tarragona, Spain), Momo Yansané ( FC Isloch Minsk, Belarus), Morlaye Sylla (AC Horoya)

Comoros

Comoros

Comoros are making their debut at the African football showpiece at Cameroon 2021.The tiny African nation’s achievement is an outstanding feat and they would be hoping to prove their qualification for Afcon was not a fluke.

Predicted squad 

Goalkeepers: Ben Boina, Ousseini Moyadh, Fahad Anziz

Defenders: Mdahoma Kassim, Abdou Nadjim, Bakari Saidi, Abdallah Kassim, Youssouf Benjaloud, Abdallah Hakim, Zahary Safwan.

Midfielders: Bourhane Yacine, Bachirou Fouad, Chamed Nasser, Mohamed Youssouf, Youssouf Mohamed, Aboubakari Nakibou.

Strikers: Hadhari Ibtoihi, Moussa Djoumoui, Mattoir Faiz, Mmadi Mogni, El Fardou Ben Mohamed, Seleman Faiz

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Predicted Gabon Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Anthony Mfa Mezui, Donald Nzé and Jean-Noël Amonome.

Defenders:  Bruno Ecuele Manga, Lloyd Palun, Johann Obiang, Junior Assoumou, Yoann Wachter, Gilchrist Nguema, Sidney Obissa, Anthony Oyono, Alex Moucketou-Moussounda and David Sambissa.

Midfielders:Andre Biyogo Poko, Lévy Madinda, Guélor Kanga, Didier Ndong, Mario Lemina, Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali and Nathanael Mbourou.

Strikers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Méye, Denis Bouanga, Aaron Boupendza, Louis Ameka, Jim Allevinah, Gaetan Missi Mezu, Kévin Mayi and Ulrick Eneme Ella.

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Predicted squad 

Goalkeepers: Baboucar Gaye, Sheikh Sibi, Lamin Sarr, Modou Jobe, Lamin Saidy

Defenders: James Gomez, Noah Sonko Sundberg, Maudo Jarjue, Ibou Touray, Saidy Janko, Mohammed Mbye, Leon Guwara, Omar Colley, Sheriff Sinyan, Sulayman Bojang, Muhammed Sanneh, Pa Modou Jagne, Bubacarr Sanneh

Midfielders: Dawda Ngum, Ebrima Sohna, Sulayman Marreh, Ebrima Darboe, Yusupha Bobb, Ebou Adams, Alasana Manneh, Mahdi Camara, Yusupha Njie, Ablie Jallow, Steve Bubacarr Trawally, Ebrima Colley

Forwards Lamin Jallow, Bubacarr Jobe, Assan Ceesay, Muhammed Badamosi, Modou Barrow, Dembo Darboe, Musa Barrow, Kalifa Manneh, Nuha Marong Krubally, Abdoulie Sanyang

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Predicted Egypt Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly SC), Mohamed Abougabal (Zamalek SC), Mahdy Soliman (Pyramids FC).

Defenders: Akram Tawfik, Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly SC), Baher El Mohamady (Ismaily SC), Ali Gabr, Omar Gaber (Pyramids FC), Mahmoud Hamdi ‘El-Wensh’, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fetouh (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (Ittihad Jeddah).

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Ahmed Sayed Zizo (Zamalek SC), Amr El-Sulya, Hussein El-Shahat, Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed Magdy Afsha (Al Ahly SC), Ramadan Sobhi, Abdallah El-Said (Pyramids FC), Mostafa Fathi (Smouha SC), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal).

Forwards: Salah Mohsen, Mohamed Sherif (Al Ahly SC), Mostafa Mohamed (Galatasaray), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiacos), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool FC).

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Predicted Ghana Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St.Gallen), Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak)

Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Ismail Abdul Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko)

Midfielders: Baba Iddrisu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen F.C), Edmund Addo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (FC St. Pauli)

Forwards: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Kamaldeen Sulemana (Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha), Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa)

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Predicted Equatorial Guinea squad

Goalkeepers: Jesus Lazaro Owono (Alaves B), Pascasio Ebea (Vegetarian Lions) and Manuel Sapunga Mbara (Future Kings).

Defenders: Luis Alberto Meseguer (CD Navalcarnero), Carlos Akapo Martínez (Cádiz FC), Nestor Senra (Sevilla C), Luís Enrique Nsue (Cano Sport), Marvin JosE Anieboh (Cp. Cacereno), Cosme Anvene Ebang (Dvo. Unit) , Rui Dagracia (Gimnastic Segoviana) and Basilio Owono Ndong (Rks. Westerlo).

Midfielders: Yannik Buyla Sam (Nastic de Tarragona), Santiago Eneme Bokari (Nantes B), Federico Bikoro (Hércules CF), Álex Balboa (Alavés B), Jimmy Ekua (CD. Rabo de Peixe), José Miranda (Getafe B), Pablo Ganet Comitre (Real Murcia) and Miguel Angel Maye (Future Kings).

Forwards: Joanet ElO (Lleida-Esportiu), Óscar Siafa (Of Lera petras Grecia), LuIs Nlavo Asue (SC. Praga U23), Iban Salvador EdU (CF. Fuenlabrada), Emilio Nsue LOpez (c) (without a team) and SalomOn Asumu Obama (Club. Dvo. Móstoles).

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Predicted Zimbabwe Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Elvis Chipezeze (Baroka FC, South Africa) Martin Mapisa (Velez CF, Spain) Simbarashe Chinani (Dynamos).

Defenders: Douglas Nyaupembe (Stockport County, England) Ian Nekati (ZPC Kariba) Tivonge Rushesha (Swansea City, Wales) Cliff Moyo (Kidderminister Harriers, England) Divine Lunga (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa) Adam Chicksen (Bolton Wanderers, England) Jordan Zemura (Bournemouth, England) Ronald Pfumbidzai (Bloemfontein Celtic, South Africa) Teenage Hadebe (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey) Alec Mudimu (CEFN Druids, Wales) Partson Jaure (Manica Diamonds) Kelvin Moyo (Chippa United, South Africa)

Midfielders: Marshall Munetsi (Stade de Reims, France) Thabani Kamusoko (Zesco United, Zambia) Butholezwe Ncube (AmaZulu, South Africa) Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa, England) Ovidy Karuru (AmaZulu, South Africa) Kudakwashe Mahachi (SuperSport United, South Africa) Khama Billiat (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) Phenias Bamusi (Caps United) Jonah Fabisch (Hamburger SV, Germany)

Strikers: Admiral Muskwe (Leicester City, England) Terrence Dzvukamanja (Bidvest Wits, South Africa) Prince Dube (Highlanders) Knowledge Musona (RSC Anderlecht, Belgium) Tinotenda Kadewere (Le Havre AC, France) Knox Mutizwa (Lamontville Golden Arrows, South Africa) Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic, England) Evans Rusike (SuperSport United, South Africa)

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Predicted Cote d’Ivoire Afcon squadGoalkeepers: Abdoul Karim Cissé, Sylvain Gbohouo and Badra Ali Sangare.

Defenders: Sinaly Diomandé, Emmanuel Agbadou, WiIly Boly, Odilon Kossounou, Serge Aurier and Eric Bailly.

Midfielders: Hassane Kamara, Maxwel Cornet, Jean Michael Seri, Habib Maiga, Franck Kessie, Hamed Traorè, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Max Gradel, Ibrahim Sangaré and Serey Die.

Strikers: Lago Junior, Nicolas Pepe, Sébastien Haller, Yohan Boli, Christian Kouamé and Jean Evrard Kouassi.

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Predicted Morocco provisional squad

Goalkeepers:
 Anas Zniti (Raja Casablanca);  Hicham El Majhad (Ittihad Riadi of Tangier);  Monir El Kajoui (Malaga FC/Spain);  Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad Casablanca);  Yassine Bounou (Sevilla FC/Spain)Defenders: Fouad Chafik (Dijon/FRA);  Issam Chebake (Malatyaspor/TUR);  Noussair Mazraoui (AFC Ajax/Pays Bas);  Badr Benoun (Raja Casablanca);  Saiss Ghanem (Wolverhampton/ENG);  Jawad El Yamiq (Real Zaragoza/Spain);  Samy Mmaee A Nwambebe (K Saint-Trond/BEL);  Nayef Aguerd (Dijon/FRA);  Yunis Abdelhamid (Stade Reims/FRA); .Zouhair Feddal (Real Betis/Spain);  Hamza Mendyl (Dijon/FRA);  Abdelkrim Baadi (Hassania Sport Union Agadir); Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe/TUR);  Amir Absalem (Almere City/Netherlands), Achraf Hakimi (BVB Dotmund/GER)

Midfielders: Abdelhamid Sabiri (SC Paderborn/GER);  Driss Saddiki (Willem II/Netherlands);  Sofyan Amrabat (Hellas Verona FC/ITA);  Yahya Jabrane (Wydad Casablanca);  Mohamed Ali Bamaamar (AS FAR);  Aymen Barkok (Dusseldorf/GER);  Faycal Fajr (Getafe FC/Spain);  Walid El Karti (Wydad Casablanca);  Adel Taarabt (SL Benfica/POR);  Selim Amallah (Standard de Liège/BEL);  Nassim Boujellab (Schalke GER);  Sofiane Kiyine (US Salernitana/ITA);  Oussama Tannane (Vitesse Arnhem/Netherlands);  Yassine Benrahou (Nimes/FRA);  Younes Belhanda (Galatasaray/TUR);  Hakim Ziyech (AFC Ajax/Netherlands)

Forwards: Noureddine Amrabat (AL Nassr FC/KSA);  Mohamed Rharsalla (Solvan Bratisalava/SVK);  Mehdi Carcela (Standard de Liège/BEL);  Oussama Idrissi (AZ Alkmaar/Netherlands);  Rafik Zekhnini (FC Twente/Netherlands);  Sofiane Boufal (Southampton/ENG);  Achraf Bencharki (Zamalek/EGY);  Karim El Berkaoui (Hassania Sport Union Agadir);  Oualid Azzarou (Ettifaq/KSA);  Rachid Alioui (Angers/FRA);  Youssef El Arabi (Olympiakos FC/GRE);  Youssef En-Nesiry (FC Séville/GER);  Amine Harit (Schalke 04/GER)

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Although the Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen is yet to name his preliminary squad for Afcon 2021. Here is a predicted team the three-time African kings could assemble in the coming days.

Predicted squad​

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho; Daniel Akpeyi, Maduka Okoye, Ojo Olorunleke, John Noble, Ikechukwu Ezenwa 

Defenders: Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo; Leon Balogun, William Troost-Ekong; Olaoluwa Aina; Jamilu Collins, Abdullahi Shehu; Zaidu Sanusi; Kevin Akpoguma, Tyronne Ebuehi, Valentine Ozornwafor 

Midfielders: Oghenekaro Etebo; Wilfred Ndidi; Frank Onyeka, Joseph Ayodele-Aribo, Innocent Bonnke, Kingsley Michael 

Forwards: Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Kalu, Emmanuel Dennis, Victor Osimhen; Kelechi Iheanacho; Moses Simon; Paul Onuachu, Terem Moffi, Henry Onyekuru, Chidera Ejuke

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Coach Burhan Tia picked a provisional squad of 36 ahead of Sudan’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign in January, with Al Hila goalkeeper Ali Abu Ashreen and Al Merrikh midfielder Muhammad Al-Rashid making the cut.

Predicted Sudan Squad

Ali Abu Ashreen, Ishag Adam, Wali Al-Din Khidr, Abdul Razzaq Yaqoub, Juma Abbas, Muhammad Abdul Rahman, Akram Al-Hadi, Salah Nimr, Imad Al-Sinni, Mustafa Karshoum, Muhammad Al-Rashid, Al-Jazouli Noah, Dia Al-Din Mahjoub, Muhammad Abdullah Hussein, Mazen Muhammedin, Sheikh Muhammad, Muhammad Kasri, Suleiman Zakaria, Athar Al-Tahir, Ahmad Al-Fateh, Sharif Omar, Muhammad Hassoun, Awad Zayed, Ali Muhammad Nour, Mutawakkil Adam Suleiman, Musab Al-Sharif, Muhammad Al-Mundhir, Al-Sadiq Hassan Musa, Amjad Ismail, Mojtaba Al-Murdi, Mustafa Ahmed, Muhammad Al-Hajj, Captain Bashir, Muayyad Aydin, Suleiman Hamid.

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Malawi coach Meck Mwase named a 34-member squad of local based players to start camp ahead of the 2021 Afcon.Mwase handed maiden call-ups to 12 players headlined by Clever Mkungula, Innocent Nyasulu and Norchard Chimbalanga.

Malawi provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Clever Mkungula (Nyasa Big Bullets Youth),William Thole, Richard Chipuwa (Be Forward Wanderers),Ernest Kakhobwe (Nyasa Big Bullets),Brighton Munthali (Silver Strikers),Innocent Nyasulu (Rumphi United)

Defenders Nickson Nyasulu, Gomezgani Chirwa(Nyasa Big Bullets),Stainley Sanudi,Peter Cholopi(Be Forward Wanderers), Paul Ndlovu, Norchard Chimbalanga ( MAFCO),Mark Fodya (Silver Strikers), Lawrence Chaziya (CIVO),Kelvin Kadzinje (Mzuzu Warriors), Emmanuel Nyirenda (Mighty Tigers),Andrew Lameck (Bangwe All Stars)

Midfielders: Chikoti Chirwa (Red Lions), Chimwemwe Idana (Nyasa Big Bullets),Yamikani Chester (Be Forward Wanderers), David Daud, Innocent Msowoya (Nyasa Big Bullets Reserves), Misheck Seleman (Nyasa Big Bullets),John Banda (UD Songo), Schumacker Kuwali (UD Songo),Tawonga Chimodzi (Silver Strikers),Loyd Njaliwa (Moyale Barracks),Micium Mhone (Blue Eagles),Robert Saizi (Mpima Academy), Wisdom Mpinganjira ( Be Foward Wanderers).

Strikers:
 Mphatso Kamanga (Karonga United), Chikondi Mbeta (Maggie Chombo Acadamy), Hassan Kajoke (Nyasa Big Bullets), Vincent Nyangulu (Be Forward Wanderers).

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1962 African kings Ethiopia would be hoping to win a second African title when the competition gets underway in Cameroon.The Waliya Antelopes are making their 11th appearance in the competition and coach Wubetu Abate’s men would be aiming for a better outing.

Predicted provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Teklemariam Shanko (Sidama Bunna), Fasil GebreMicheal (Bahir Dar Ketema), Firew Getahun (Dire dawa Ketema)

Defenders: Remedan Yesuf (Wolkite Ketema), Desta Yohannes (Adama Ketema), Asrat Tunjo (Eth Bunna), Ahmed Reshid (Bahir Dar Ketema), Yared Bayeh (Fasil Kenema), Aschalew Tamene (Fasil Kenema), Mingot Debebe (Kidus Giorgis), Menaf Awol (Bahir Dar Ketema)

Midfielders: Amanuel Yohannes (Eth Bunna), Habtamu Tekeste (Fasil Kenema), Surafel Dangachew (Fasil Kenema), Mesud Mohammed (Jimma Aba Jiffare), Shimeles Bekele (El Gouna), Haider Sherefa (Kidus Giorgis), Firew Solomon (Sidama Bunna), Bezabih Meleyo (Fasil Kenema)

Strikers: Abubeker Nasser (Eth Bunna), Getaneh Kebede (Wolkite Ketema), Abel Yalew (Kidus Giorgis), Amanuel GebreMicheal (Kidus Giorgis), Mesfin Tafesse (Hawassa Ketema), Dawa Hottesa (Adama Ketema), Shemeket Guggsa (Fasil Kenema)

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Predicted Mauritania Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Suleiman Brahim (FC Nouadhibou), Namori Diaw (ASC Kedia), Babacar Diop (AS Police)

Defenders: Abdoul Ba (AJ Auxerre, France), Bakary Ndiaye (Difaâ Hassani of El Jadida, Morocco), Sally Sarr (Servette FC, Switzerland), Diadié Diarra (CS Sedan Ardennes, France), Harouna Sy (Grenoble Foot 38, France), El Mostapha Diaw (Nouakchott Kings), Aly Abeid (Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón, Spain), Abdoul Kader Thiam (US Orleans, France)

Midfielders: Mohamed Dellah Yaly (DRB Tadjenanet, Algeria), Ibréhima Coulibaly (Grenoble Foot 38, France), Dialo Guidileye (Elazığspor Kulübü, Turkey), Khassa Camara (Xanthi FC, Greece), Alassane Diop (Hajer FC, Saudi Arabia), Abdoulaye Gaye (Nouadhibou FC), El Hacen EL Id (Real Valladolid, Spain)

Forwards: Adama Ba (Giresunspor Kulübü, Turkey), Ismail Diakhite (US Tataouine, Tunisia), Moulaye Ahmed Khalil “Bessam” (AS Gabès, Tunisia), Souleymane Anne (FC Aurillac Arpajon CA, France), Hemeya Tanjy (FC Nouadhibou)

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Predicted Guinea-Bissau Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Jonas Mendes (Salgueiros, Portugal), Rui Dabo (Cova da Piedade, Portugal), Papa Massé Mbaye Fall (Aguadulce, Spain)

Defenders: Emmanuel Mendy (Ceahlaul, Romania), Rudinilson Silva (Lechia Gdansk, Poland), Juary Soares (Mafra, Portugal), Agostinho Soares (Sporting Covilha, Portugal), Mamadu Candé (Tondela, Portugal), Eridson Mendes Umpeça (Freamunde, Portugal)

Midfielders: Nani Soares (Felgueiras, Portugal), Jose Mendes Lopes Zezinho (Levadiakos, Greece), Bocoundji Ca (Reims, France), Tony Silva Brito (Levadiakos, Greece), Toni Silva (Levadiakos, Greece), Piqueti Djassi Brito (Braga), Idrissa Camara (Avellino, Italy), Jean Paul Mendy (US Quevilly-Rouen, France), Francisco Santos Junior (Strømsgodset, Norway), Lassana Camara Sana (Académico de Viseu, Portugal)

Forwards: Joao Mario Fernandes (Chaves, Portugal), Abel Issa Camara (Belenenses, Portugal), Amido Baldé (CS Marítimo, Portugal), Frederic Mendy (Ulsan Hyundai, South Korea)

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Predicted Cape Verde provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Josimar Dias ‘Vozinha’ – AEL, Limassol (Cyprus), Dylan Silva – Portimonense, Marcio Rosa – Montalegre (Portugal)

Defenders: Steve Furtado – Beroe (Bulgaria), Jeffry Fortes Grafschaap (Netherlands), Dylan Tavares – Neuchatel Xamax (Switzerland), Joao Paulo Fernandes – Feirense (Portugal), Ianique Tavares ‘Stopira’, MOL Vidi (Hungary), Carlos “Ponck” – asaksehir (Turkey).Steven Fortes – Oostende (Belgium), Roberto Lopes – Shamrock Rovers (Ireland), Diney – FAR Rabat (Morocco)

Midfielders: Marco Soares – Arouca (Portugal), Kenny Rocha – Oostende (Belgium), Patrick Andrade – Qarabag (Azerbaijan), Jamiro Monteiro – Philadelphia Union (United States), Nuno Borges – Casa Pia (Portugal), Nenas – Aalesund (Norway), Av Ryan Mendes – Al Nasr (United Arab Emirates) Av Willis, Furtado – Jerv (Norway)

Forwards: Vagner Dias – Sion (Switzerland), Willy Semedo – Papfos (Cyprus), Garry Rodrigues – Olympiacos (Greece), Marcelo Lopes – Voluntari (Romania), Julio Tavares – Al Faisaly (Saudi Arabia), Gilson Tavares – Estoril-Praia

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Predicted Sierra Leone Afcon squad

Goalkeepers: Mohamed Kamara, Unisa Conteh, Isaac Caulker​
Defenders: Abu Samura, Yeami Dunia, Ali Sesay, Kevin Wright, Osman Kakay, Umar Bangura, Mustapha Dumbuya

Midfielders: John Kamara, Rodney Strasser, Hassan Koroma, Mohamed Kamara, Mohamed Turay

Forwards: Kei Kamara, Mustapha Bundu, Augstine Williams, Al Hassan Koroma, Quame, Quee, Prince Barrie, Emmanuel Samadia, Alhaji Kamara

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