Senegal national team goalkeeper, Aliou Badara Faty, spoke about their upcoming clash against Egypt in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers playoff.
The Pharaohs have advanced to the last stage of 2022 World Cup qualifiers by topping Group F with 14 points collected from six games.
Senegal in their turn had also led their group, qualifying for the playoffs with 16 points after five wins and one draw.
In the final round, the two titans will be confronting each other for one of Africa’s five spots in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
The game will also be a repeat of the 2021 AFCON final, where the Teranga Lions beat the Pharaohs on penalties.
This, according to Faty, will give the seven-time African champions even more incentive to win the game.
“With Senegal, now that we have won the title of African champion, the group will work harder to get qualification for the 2022 World Cup,” Faty told the CAF official website.
“It will not be easy but we are the defending champion team, everyone will try to bring us down, starting with the Pharaohs whom we defeated on February 6th.”
“But we must respond and continue to please the Senegalese people and grow our national football.”
“And after the national team, I would have time to dedicate myself to Casa Sports to get all the local trophies and try to get a professional contract outside.”