Tag Archives: Senegal

El Hadji Diouf: Senegal need guts to make history at World Cup


Senegalese football legend El Hadji Diouf is of the opinion that the Russia 2018 World Cup presents a fine opportunity for the current Teranga Lions to etch their names in the history books of the game. He, however, cautioned that achieving greatness would require more than mere football talent,which most agree Senegal have in good measure. On his way out ...

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FRIMPONG: Sorry Africa, Your Time Isn’t 2018


More than a week after the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw, pundits, fans and coaches are still digesting the eight groups of four served up by the event at Russia’s State Kremlin Palace on December 1. Like the rest of the world, Africa has been busy working out its own permutations, with many hoping 2018 proves the year Africa — ...

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Senegal in World Cup Group H: Samurai & One-Man Armies


Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance writer Sammie Frimpong analyzes each of the groups the five African teams were placed in and today, he casts the spotlight on Senegal in Group H. In an era when the individual’s ability to swing a football game is becoming increasingly more powerful than the collective’s -credit ‘selfish’ geniuses ...

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2018 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah charges African teams to reach last 4


Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants African teams to get to the last four of the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The continent will be represented by Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and they have been placed in groups that will let them face the likes of Colombia, Argentina, Russia, England and Spain in the first round ...

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“I made a big mistake against Senegal”- Referee J.O. Lamptey

Ghanaian referee, Joseph Odartey Lamptey, has finally spoken about his error in his handling of the South Africa vs Senegal match in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in 2016 which led to FIFA banning for life and calling for a replay of the match. He awarded a first half penalty to South Africa despite replays showing that the ball clearly ...

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2017 WAFU Cup: Senegal scrape through on penalties


Senegal scraped through to the group stages of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations after beating Liberia 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after 90 minutes ended goalless at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday, September 9. Senegal started like a house on fire and almost opened the scoring in the second minute when a beautiful pass from Assane Mbodj ...

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SAFA to study FIFA decision on SA vs Senegal replay


The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed receipt of a report from Fifa stating that Bafana Bafana should replay their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal. The match, characterised by some interesting refereeing decisions, was originally played last year on 12 November in Polokwane and Bafana won 2-1. According to FIFA, this decision follows the confirmation of the Court ...

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South Africa vs Senegal 2018 WC Qualifier to be played again

Following the decision to hand Ghanaian referee, J.O. Lamptey, a lifetime ban for manipulation over incidents in a match involving South Africa and Senegal in 2016, FIFA has announced that the said match will be replayed in November this year. Referee Lamptey’s performance was criticized by Senegalese officials after he awarded a penalty to South Africa when the ball clearly ...

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Ivory Coast vs Senegal abandoned over crowd trouble

A pitch invader tackles Lamine Gassama of during a match between Ivory Coast and Senegal (Image credit: Getty Images)

A friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned after 88 minutes after crowd trouble spilled onto the pitch with dozens of fans invading the field of play and confronting players. As the game, played at the Charlety Stadium on the outskirts of Paris, was winding down to a 1-1 draw, a minority of fans started to cause trouble ...

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