Surprise Senegal call for Diouf
El Hadji Diouf has been named in the Senegal squad despite announcing earlier this week that he had quit international football.
By Peter O'Rourke
Last Updated: 10/10/07 9:13pm
El Hadji Diouf has been named in Senegal's 19-man squad for a friendly against Guinea despite announcing earlier this week that he had quit international football.
The Bolton forward, who had been captaining his country in recent games, announced on Monday he was quitting the international scene.
Diouf cited "organisational problems" in the West African side for his decision to retire.
The president of the Senegalese Football Federation, Mbaye Ndoye, declined to comment on Diouf's situation but expressed confidence in coach Henryk Kasperczak's team selection.
"I am confident that the trainer has done his job. He has judged it necessary to pick the players he believes in," Ndoye told Reuters.
Senegal face Guinea on Sunday in Rouen, France as part of their preparations for the African Cup of Nations in Ghana early next year.
Tony Sylva (Lille), Cheikh Ndiaye (CrTteil), Habib Beye, (Newcastle United) Abdoulaye Faye (Newcastle), Pascal Mendy (FC Kaunas), Lamine Diatta (Besiktas), Souleymane Diawara (Girondins Bordeaux), Ibrahima Faye (Troyes), Guirane Ndaw (Sochaux), Pape Bouba Diop (Portsmouth), Ousmane Ndoye (Academica Coimbra), Bayal Sall (St Etienne), Diomansy Kamara (Fulham), Pape Wango Ndiaye (Genoa), El Hadj Diouf (Bolton), Babacar Gueye (Metz),Mamadou Niang (Marseille), Modou Sogou (Leiria)