West Ham duo Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate called up to Senegal team for Afcon 2015

Senegal Olympics

The West Ham pair are included along with players from Stoke City and Southampton.

The African Cup of Nations is to get under way in Equatorial Guinea this January so plenty of Premier League players will be on their way to Africa in coming weeks.

A couple of days ago West Ham were left breathing a sigh of relief from the Cameroon national selection. Alex Song, who has been in great form, was not included in the Indomitable Lions squad. His troublesome relationship with the national association continues.

But as Senegal released their team today, there were no such helpful admissions for West Ham.

They have been in great form this season, much of that being down to the signatures of quality talents such as Cheikhou Kouyate and Diafra Sakho.

But The Hammers will have to do without them for a little while next month. Both have been called up to the Senegal squad for the upcoming competition.

The likes of Stoke City's Mame Biram Diouf and Southampton's Sadio Mane have also been called up, while the likes of Momo Diame and Demba Ba have been left out.

Here is the full squad:

Goalkeepers:

Bouna Coundoul, Lys Gomis, Pape Demba Camara

Defenders:

Zargo Touré, Boukary Drame, Kara Mbodji, Lamine Sane, Papy Mison Djilobodji Cheikh Mbengue Ndiaye Pape Souaré, Lamine Gassama

Midfielders:

Idrissa Gana Gueye, Salif Sane, Stephane Badji, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Alfred Ndiaye, Sadio Mane, Pape Diop Quli

Forwards:

Papiss Demba Cisse, Moussa Sow, Dame Ndoye, Mame Biram Diouf, Diafra Sakho

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