Senegal forward Keita Balde will miss the Teranga Lions’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea over an e-mail address error.
According to Tele Dakar, Senegal attempted to call Keita up but sent their selection confirmation of the player to the wrong email address, which was confirmed by the football association’s vice-president Abdoulaye Sow.
“We sent it [the call-up] to the old email address that Inter no longer use. They have since changed their email address and sent us a letter to that effect, informing us of the change,” he said.
“However, as things currently stand, the player cannot join us because his club will now lot let him leave.”
Senegal face Equatorial Guinea away from home on November 17 in the fifth round of qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, but the 2002 finalists have already booked their Afcon spot in Cameroon.
The Spanish-born star opted to represent the country of his father and since his debut in 2016, he has received over 20 caps.