Niger

Known by the nickname ‘Menas’, Niger will be making their third successive appearance at the WAFU Nations Cup: they debuted in 2011 in Nigeria, replacing the Ivory Coast and finishing at the bottom of their group after defeats to both the hosts and Liberia, while the last edition in 2013 saw them come home third in a group which featured Senegal, Togo and Liberia.

This year they have been pitted against Burkina Faso in the opening knockout round and will be aiming to upset the highly-regarded Stallions and claim a place in the group stage alongside the regional heavyweights.

The Menas are currently listed 116th on FIFA’s official rankings and their recent results include an impressive 2-1 home win over the Ivory Coast in a 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier.

Team Squad

NAME MP MIN G Y R
GOALKEEPER
16 Daouda Kassaly 4 285 0 1 0
MIDFIELDER
23 Abdoul Magid Moumouni Boubacar 5 (1) 449 0 1 0
5 Adamou Garba Abdoul Nasser 3 240 0 0 0
15 Boureima Katkore Abdoulaye 4 360 0 0 0
3 David Daogo Lebne 6 540 0 0 0
12 Dela Sakou Souleymane 6 521 0 2 0
20 Hainikoye Soumana Boubacar 6 540 1 0 0
0 Hutmanu Tidjani Elhadji Ganiyu 1 (2) 70 0 1 0
0 Ibrahim Hassane Mansour 0 (4) 175 0 0 0
0 Idrissa Garba Halidou 4 (1) 312 2 1 0
0 Imarana Seyni 0 0 0 0 0
0 Issa Amadou Moussa 0 0 0 0 0
1 Issa Doumbia Losseini 2 180 0 0 0
0 Issoufou Hinsa 2 (2) 177 1 0 0
0 Kader Abdoul Hama Boubacar 0 0 0 0 0
0 Khaido Kantou Assadeh 2 (2) 281 0 0 0
18 Kofi Dankwae 5 393 0 0 0
17 Mahamadou Salamoun Souley 5 540 0 1 1
0 Mamame Tankari Ibrahim 0 0 0 0 0
0 Moussa Amadou Soumana 1 (2) 152 0 0 0
0 Souleymane Lawali Mamane 0 0 0 0 0
0 Yahaya Babari Mainassara 0 (1) 75 0 0 1
0 Youssouf Aliou Oumarou 0 0 0 0 0
8 Yusif Moussa Daouda 4 (1) 295 0 0 0
11 Zakari Adebayor Adje Victorien 6 535 3 1 0
Statistics
WAFU CUP OF NATIONS 2017 TEAM RECORD
  MP W D L GF GA GD Y R PTS
OVERALL RECORD 6 3 1 2 7 7 0 0 0 7
HOME RECORD 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 2 1
AWAY RECORD 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 4 0 6
LAST 10
LAST 10: 10 4 3 3 9 9 1 0 0 12
LAST 10 HOME: 6 2 3 1 5 4 1 4 2 6
LAST 10 AWAY: 4 2 0 2 4 5 0 4 0 6
Latest Fixtures & Results
HOME RESULTS AWAY DATE VENUE MATCHES
Niger 2 - 1 Benin 24 Sep 17 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Report
Ghana 2 - 0 Niger 21 Sep 17 Cape Coast Sports Stadium Report
Niger 1 - 2 Benin 19 Sep 17 Ndoum Stadium Report
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