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Moussa Wague set for first AFCON with Senegal

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The young right-back is in the squad

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Barcelona B right-back Moussa Wague is part of the Senegal squad who open their 2019 African Cup of Nations campaign on Sunday against Tanzania.

The is the first AFCON tournament for the 20-year-old, although he is absolutely no stranger to the big stage. He featured at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and made history when he scored against Japan.

Wague has featured for the Barcelona first team this season and there is some speculation floating around he could be promoted to the senior squad soon, particularly after the club brought in Mike van Beijnen.

Senegal are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in Egypt and have been drawn in Group C with Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania.

Wague spoke about the tournament before his departure and his team’s chances of winning.

“Our World Cup performances showed that we could compete with any team. It would be incredible to come back from Egypt with the first trophy in Senegal’s history. We are the favourites, but we have to show why on the pitch.”

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It will be interesting to see how Wague and Senegal get on at the tournament this summer, where a big performance from the youngster could boost his chances of first-team football at the Camp Nou.