Senegal legend Khalilou Fadiga’s son Noah has been called up by the Teranga Lions for the first time with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar looming.
The 22-year-old, who plays for French side Brest, was among seven new players called for two friendlies against Bolivia and Iran this month.
The younger Fadiga was handed his debut call-up by his father’s former team-mate and national coach Aliou Cisse for next week’s warm-up matches.
The right-back, who moved to France this year having played Belgian sides Gent, Anderlecht and Club Brugges, was among 29 players named for the two games against Bolivia on the 24 September and against Iran three days later.
Born in Brugges in Belgium, the young footballer decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and his name came up regularly among the new players who could be called up for Senegal.
Apart from Noah Fadiga, Aliou Cisse called six other newcomers for this month’s international friendly window including France-based players goalkeeper Mory Diaw of Clermont , AS Monaco left-back Ismaël Jacobs and Formose Mendy of Amiens.
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea FC, England), Alfred Gomis (Rennes, France), Sény Dieng (Queens Park Rangers, England), Mory Diaw (Clermont Football Club, France).
Defenders: Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea FC, England), Abdou Diallo (RB Leipzig, Germany), Pape Abou Cissé (Olympiakos, Greece), Fodé Ballo Touré (AC Milan, Italy), Moussa Niakhate (Nottingham Forest, England), Ismaël Jacobs (AS Monaco), Noah Fadiga (Stade Brestois, France), Formose Mendy (Amiens SC France).
Midfielders: Moustapha Name (Paphos FC, Cyprus), Pape Guèye (Marseille, France), Idrissa Gana Guèye (Everton, England), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City FC, England), Mamadou Loum Ndiaye (FC Reading, England) , Pape Matar Sarr (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Cheikhou Kouyaté (Nottingham Forest, England), Pathé Ismaël Ciss (Rayo Vallecano, Spain); Krepin Diatta (AS Monaco, France).
Attackers: Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich, Germany), Keita Baldé Diao (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Ismaïla Sarr (Watford, England), Bamba Dieng (Marseille, France), Ilimane Ndiaye (Sheffield United, England), Nicolas Jackson (Villarreal FC, Spain), Demba Seck (Torino FC, Italy).