The much anticipated return of Olympique Marseille striker Mamadou
Niang to the Senegal side will not happen on Friday when the West African seek to tie up top place in their 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifying group against Algeria.

Niang has been absent since the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in January, after telling the Senegal FA he no longer wished to be considered for selection.

But a reported recent change of heart from the prolific scorer has still not persuaded coach Lamine Ndiaye to pick him for the key Group Six clash against Algeria in Blida.

Instead Ndiaye will again look to the veteran pairing of El Hadji Diouf and Henri Camara for the hoped-for-win which will ensure Senegal's progress to the last phase of the African qualifiers for the 2010 finals in South Africa.

Dropped is defender Habib Beye but veteran midfielder Salif Diao has kept his place after earning a surprise recall for the friendly in Libya on 20 August, which ended in a goalless draw.

Goalkeepers: Pape Laye Coulibaly (St Etienne, France), Bouna Coundoul(Colorado Rapids, USA), Tony Sylva (Trabzonspor, Turkey)

Defenders: Pape Malickou Diakhaté (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine), Abdoulaye Diagne Faye (Stoke City, England), Ibrahima Faye (Troyes, France), Cheikh Guèye (Metz, France), Massamba Lô Sambou (Le Havre, France), Pascal Mendy (FK Kaunas, Lithuania), Ibrahima Sonko (Stoke City, England)

Midfielders: Issiar Dia (Nancy, France), Salif Diao (Stoke City, England), Babacar Guèye (Metz, France), Kader Mangane (Rennes, France), Frédéric Mendy (Bastia, France), Nguirane Ndaw (Nantes, France), Ousmane Ndoye (FC Vaslui, Romania)

Strikers: Henri Camara (Wigan Athletic, England), El Hadj Diouf (Sunderland, England), Mbaye Lèye (Zulte Waregem, Belgium), Papa Waigo Ndiaye (Fiorentina, Italy), Mamadou Sougou (Academica Coimbra, Portugal).