Senegal has confirmed goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s comeback prior of thier 3rd Africa Cup of Nations match against Malawi on Tuesday in Bafoussam.
Mendy tested positive before the Lions of Teranga’s first match, which they won 1-0, but then forgot the second match, which finished in a 0-0 tie against Guinea.
Despite promoting Mendy’s recovery on their social media platforms, Senegal has yet to say if he will play against the Flames.
“Edou is back,” Senegal stated with photos of Mendy practising with the entire group, along with a thumbs-up emoji.
Despite the comeback of Mendy, who made his national team debut in a 1-0 win against Equatorial Guinea on Nov 18, 2018, the Lions of Teranga have yet to provide an update on leader Kalidou Koulibaly, who screened positive for Covid-19 as well.
Famara Diedhiou, Saliou Ciss, Bamba Dieng, Mame Baba Thiam, Pape Matar Sarr, Nampalys Mendy, and 2nd goalkeeper Alfred Gomis are among the Senegal players who tested positive before the competition began.
Ismaila Sarr, Senegal’s striker, has been authorized to fly to Madrid for more treatments on his knee surgery.
To qualify to the knockout stage, the Lions of Teranga must defeat the Flames, who are currently ranked second in the group on 4 points, the same as the toppers Guinea.
Malawi, on the other hand, will advance to the Round of 16 with a win, as they have 3 points from two games.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, is unlikely to advance to the Round of 16 after losing there own 1st 2 games and will face Guinea in their attempt to win their first match of the competition this season.