Madagascar head coach Nicolas Dupuis has named his 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt,
Madagascar will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Guinea and fellow debutants Burundi in Group B in Egypt.
Dupuis also named three players on standby in the squad dominated by France-based stars.
The Barea’s biggest star Jeremy Morel who plays for French club, Lyon made the list alongside the duo of MC Alger’s Ibrahim Amanda and Minnesota United’s Romain Metanire.
Madagascar will be making their first appearance in Egypt after emerging as runners-up to Senegal in the qualifiers
Before starting their campaign with a fixture against Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on June 22, Nicolas Dupuis’ side has an international friendly date with Luxembourg on June 2.
Madagascar Full squad For AFCON 2019:
Goalkeepers: Ibrahima Ousmane Arthur Dabo, Jean Dieu Donne Randrianasolo, Melvin Andrien.
Defenders: Pascal Razakanantenaina, Dimitry Caloin, Jeremy Michel Morel, Toaviina Hasitiana Rambeloson, Romain Metanire, Thomas Fontaine, Jerome Mombris, Mamy Nirina Gervais Randrianarisoa.
Midfielders: Marco Ilaimaharitra, Anicet Andrianantenaina, Ibrahim Samuel Amada, Jean Rakotoarisoa, Lalaina Henintsoa Nomenjanahary, Rayan Ny Aina Arnaldo Raveloson, Andriamiraldo Aro Hasina Andrianarimanana.
Forwards: Charles Carolus Andriamahitsinoro, Faneva Ima Andriatsima, Tsilavina Martin Rakotoharimalala Njiva, Paulin Voavy, William Joseph Gros.
Standby list: Fabien Boyer, Sandratriniaina Tobisoa Njajanirina, Andrianavalona Andoniaina Rakotondrazaka.
By Adeboye Amosu