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Mauritania’s Afcon 2021: Da Rosa names Le Havre’s Pape Ba and Nancy’s Karamoko

 The Lions of Chinguetti have named their squad for the biennial African football showpiece

Mauritania have announced their 28-man team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with Le Havre’s Pape Ibnou Ba and Le Mans’ Ibrehima Coulibaly making the cut.

In a squad dominated by foreign-based professionals, coach Didier Gomes Da Rosa named 16-year old Beyatt Lekweiry in his final list. The midfielder represents Senegalese top flight side AS Douanes.

Also making the Lions of Chinguetti’s squad are unattached players Mohamed Dellah Yali and Harouna Abou Demba as well as Bulgaria-based Oumar Camara and Royal Francs Borains defender Houssen Abderrahmane.

Babacar Diop, Mbacke Ndiaye, Mohamed El Mokhtar, Mohsen Bodda, Mohamed Soueid, Beyatt Lekweiry, Hemeya Tanjy and Idrissa Thiam are the only local-based professionals in the Mauritania team for Cameroon 2021.

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