Senegal rule out World Cup warm-up friendlies in June

The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) has decided not to schedule warm-up friendlies for the 2022 World Cup-bound African champions in June to allow players to benefit from “a suitable rest period”. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) had spread out the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying dates to accommodate plans by Africa’s five representatives at this year’s World Cup to squeeze…

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Senegal football team members get land and cash prizes

Senegal has rewarded each member of the national football team with cash prizes and plots of land following their win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Each team member received more than $87,000 (£64,000) and plots in the capital, Dakar, and in the neighbouring Diamniadio city during a ceremony at the presidential palace. President Macky Sall also appointed the team…

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AFCON 2021: Senegal face off with Egypt in epic final showdown

Egypt, the most successful team in Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) history, will take on Senegal, who have never won this tournament, in the final of the 2022 edition on Sunday. Egypt will be looking for a record-extending eighth AFCON title. Senegal will be looking to go one better after losing the 2019 final to Algeria. That loss would be…

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AFCON 2021: Senegal criticized for playing Mane with suspected concussion

Senegal have been criticised after Sadio Mane continued playing despite suffering suspected concussion in a “sickening collision” with Cape Verde goalkeeper Vozinha. Mane remained on the pitch for several minutes despite appearing to sustain a head injury in the incident during Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations match . The Liverpool striker scored before eventually being substituted. Brain injury association Headway said Mane’s…

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Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop dies aged 42

Former Senegalese International Papa Bouba Diop dies at de age of 42 years following a long illness. Diop was part of the Teranga Lions side that stunned reigning world champions France 1-0 in the opening match of the 2002 World Cup. The former midfielder scored the only goal of the game to secure one of the biggest shocks in the…

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