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Sadio Mane will play alongside 15-year-old, he was born in 2008

Josh Lawless

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Sadio Mane will play alongside 15-year-old, he was born in 2008

Al Nassr star Sadio Mane is set to play alongside a wonderkid born in 2008 who was called up to the Senegal squad.

Senegal have two games in the current international break, first hosting Rwanda in their final Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on 9 September.

They then take on Algeria three days later in a friendly and there's a new face in the ranks this time around.

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In a surprise move, Aliou Cisse has brought in prospect Amara Diouf, who only turned 15 in June.

Hailing from Pikine, on the outskirts of Dakar, the winger plies his trade for Generation Foot and starred at the Mohammed VI youth tournament earlier this year.

The team beat Real Madrid on their way to winning the competition, while Diouf was also on fire in the Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament between April and May.

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Senegal went all the way for the first time in history and captain Diouf, just 14 at the time, hit five goals to claim the Golden Boot - breaking a record set by Napoli and Nigeria bagsman Victor Osimhen in the process.

He's now been fast-tracked to the senior squad and will become the nation's youngest ever player if he takes to the pitch.

The current record is held by Mohamed Sarr, who played in a 2-0 victory over Japan on 4 October 2001 at the age of 17 years, 9 months and 11 days.

Diouf has been tipped to become a special player and will link up with the likes of Mane, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, Pape Matar Sarr, Nicolas Jackson and Idrissa Gana Gueye.

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Senegal, who are the holders after beating Egypt in last Africa Cup of Nations, have already booked their place at the showpiece in Ivory Coast alongside Burkina Faso, South Africa and Tunisia.

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Topics: Sadio Mane, Senegal, Liverpool, Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League

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