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Madagascar name 23 man squad for 2019 AFCON


Photo: Federation Malagasy de Football

manager Nicolas Dupuis has named the Barea’s 23 man squad for their first ever AFCON appearance this summer.

After being drawn in a group alongside Senegal, Sudan and Equatorial Guinea, not many people put much thought into the possibility of Madagascar making it to AFCON.

However, years later they have done something that no other Madagascar squad has done before them and made it to Africa’s premier tournament. As such, their manager Nicolas Dupuis has named the 23 players he will take to Egypt this summer.

The squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Ibrahima Ousmane Arthur Dabo, Jean Dieu Donne Randrianasolo, Melvin Andrien.

Defenders: Pascal Razakanantenaina, Dimitry Caloin, Jeremy Michel Morel, Toaviina Hasitiana Rambeloson, Romain Metanire, Thomas Fontaine, Jerome Mombris, Mamy Nirina Gervais Randrianarisoa.Article continues below

Midfielders: Marco Ilaimaharitra, Anicet Andrianantenaina, Ibrahim Samuel Amada, Jean Rakotoarisoa, Lalaina Henintsoa Nomenjanahary, Rayan Ny Aina Arnaldo Raveloson, Andriamiraldo Aro Hasina Andrianarimanana.

Forwards: Charles Carolus Andriamahitsinoro, Faneva Ima Andriatsima, Tsilavina Martin Rakotoharimalala Njiva, Paulin Voavy, William Joseph Gros.

The Frenchman has also named a standby list, which features Fabien Boyer, Sandratriniaina Tobisoa Njajanirina, Andrianavalona Andoniaina Rakotondrazaka.

Madagascar get their campaign underway on the 22nd of June against Guinea before taking on Burundi and Nigeria to close out the group.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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