Diouf back in Senegal squad for friendly

Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:53pm GMT

Mame Biram Diouf shoots during Paul Scholes' testimonial soccer match against New York Cosmos in Manchester, northern England, August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Mame Biram Diouf shoots during Paul Scholes' testimonial soccer match against New York Cosmos in Manchester, northern England, August 5, 2011.

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(Reuters) - Hanover 96 striker Mame Biram Diouf has been recalled after an 14-month absence to Senegal's squad for a friendly against Guinea on February 5 in Paris, the country's football federation said.

Diouf, formerly at Manchester United, last played for his country in 2011.

New coach Alain Giresse has named a strong squad as he prepares for a World Cup qualifier against Angola on March 23.

(Reporting by Mark Gleeson in Nelspruit; Editing by Ed Osmond; mark.gleeson@thomsonreuters.com +27828257807 Messaging mark.gleeson.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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