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El Hadji Diouf to lead Senegalese legends against Africa legends

Former African football greats are set to take on their Senegalese counterparts in an exhibition match to mark the opening of Diamniadio Olympic Stadium in Dakar on Tuesday.

Senegal are set to officially open the 50 000 capacity Stadium that will be the Teranga Lions’ home ground.

The Senegelese legends side will be consist of players from that Bruno Metsu coached side which reached the quarter finals at the 2002 World Cup as well as the Afcon final.

Some of the stars invited are Diouf, Kalidou Fadiga, Henri Camara, Salif Diao, Omar Daf and ex-goalkeeper Tony Sylva.

Demba Ba and Afcon winning coach Aliou Cisse are also in the team.

The African legends will be a star studded with the likes of Jay Jay Okocha, Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi, Nkwankwo Kanu, Samuel Kuffour, Asamoah Gyan, Anthony Baffoe, Shabani Nonda.

Ivory Coast duo Emmanuel Eboue and Yaya Toure are joined by Emmanuel Adebayor of Togo.

Patrick Mboma, Geremi Njitap and Samuel Eto’o are also part of the team with Titi Camara, Pascal Feindouno (both Guinea), Lucas Radebe (South Africa), Wael Goma (Egypt) and Moustapha Hadji (Morocco).

Several heads of state are due to take part in the inauguration ceremony of the stadium, which will be named after the former president of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade.

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