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Demba Ba recalled by new Senegal coach

March 20, 2015

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Striker Demba Ba has been recalled to the Senegal squad by new coach Aliou Cisse.

The former Newcastle and Chelsea forward, who is now with Turkish club Besiktas, hasn’t played for his country since a World Cup qualifier in 2013.

He was overlooked by former coach Alain Giresse for the recent African Cup of Nations. Giresse left after Senegal was eliminated in the group stage.

Cisse, who was appointed two weeks ago, included Ba in a list of 28 players on Friday for a friendly against Ghana in France next weekend.

Cisse also gave chances to Le Havre’s French-born goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo, Barcelona defender Diawandou Diagne, Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar and midfielder Cheikh N’Doye, who plays in France’s second division.

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