Wednesday’s friendly matches involving African teams wraps up with Ghana-Morocco and then a West African matchup between Senegal and Cape Verde. The Teranga Lions of Senegal are expected to look vastly different from the side that defeated Zambia 3-1 with younger players and fringe players given an opportunity to impress alongside an experienced defense that sees the return of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League winning keeper Edouard Mendy. Galsenfoot reports that among the names Senegalese fans are excited to see is 18-year-old FC Metz midfielder Pape Matar Sarr, who had an excellent first full season with the club with 3 goals in 22 appearances following his move from Génération Foot.
Wiwsport takes a look at Senegal’s opponents, Cape Verde, and reports that Senegalese manager Aliou Cissé is expecting a stern test from the Blue Sharks, who defeated Brazil’s Olympic team in a friendly on Saturday. Cape Verde will be taking part in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations as well and boasts a team with experience. Click the second link below to see Wiwsport’s prediction of how Cape Verde will look.