Aliou Cissé has made just one change to the lineup that ground out a functional win over Uganda in the last round: Keita Balde comes in for the injured Sarr. That means M’baye Niang continues up front, presumably on the basis that the law of averages alone suggests he can’t have yet another blunt game. At last Mounié’s lack of goals have been down to (mostly) inadequate service. Might today be the day when one of the strikers ends their barren spell in decisive style?
Senegal: Gomis, Gassama, Koulibaly, Kouyaté, Sabaly; Gueye, Ndiaye, Saivet; Balde, Niang, Manté, Niang
Benin: Allagbé; Baraze, Verdon, Imorou, Adilehou; Adeoti, D’Almeida, Poté, Soukou; Sessesgon; Mounié
Referee: M Ghorbal (Algeria)