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Senegal Replaces Russia At Copa Lagos 2013

08 November, 2013

Senegal Replaces Russia At Copa Lagos 2013

African Beach Soccer Champion, Senegal, has been confirmed as the final team to participate in Copa Lagos 2013. Senegal will be replacing World Champions Russia, at the Beach Soccer tourney. It was decided few days ago that Russia would delay their participation at Copa Lagos and compete in Copa Lagos 2014. A spokesman from the World Beach Soccer Federation (BSWW) revealed that due to reasons beyond the federation's control, it has been agreed by the key stakeholders that the team would now be...

Diouf recovers from injury to make Senegal playoff squad

08 November, 2013

Diouf recovers from injury to make Senegal playoff squad

Senegal are boosted by the return from injury of forward Mame Biram Diouf as they included him on Wednesday in their 23-man squad for next weekend's World Cup playoff against Ivory Coast.   Senegal will look to the striking capability of the Bundesliga-based player to help them overturn a two-goal deficit after losing the first leg 3-1 away last month. The second leg on November 16 is being hosted in Casablanca, Morocco because of a ban at Senegal's home ground following crowd violence. The w...

Senegal coach keeps Ba at arm's length

08 November, 2013

Senegal coach keeps Ba at arm's length

  Demba Ba has been left out of Senegal's squad to face Ivory Coast this month. The Teranga Lions face the Elephants in the return leg of their World Cup play-off in neutral Casablanca on 16 November. Despite a 3-1 deficit from the first leg, coach Alain Giresse has opted to exclude the Chelsea striker again. Ba is again a victim of Frenchman Giresse's policy of choosing only players regularly picked by their respective teams. The former Newcastle forward has struggled for game time und...

West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame called into Senegal squad

08 November, 2013

West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame called into Senegal squad

West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame has been selected in the Senegal squad for their upcoming World Cup play-off second leg with the Ivory Coast. Diame, who has 19 caps for his country, will be hoping to help Senegal recover from a 3-1 aggregate deficit in Casablanca on November 16. Also the new Irish coaching regime of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have called up Hammers defender Joey O’Brien for friendlies against Latvia (November 15, Dublin) and Poland (November 19, Poznan).(thisislocal...

East Zonal Team to Face Senegal's As Pikine in Friendly

08 November, 2013

East Zonal Team to Face Senegal's As Pikine in Friendly

Serrekunda East Zonal team is set to host Senegal’s premier league side AS Pikinetoday at the SK East mini-stadium. AS Pikine from Senegal’s league championat arrived ahead of the duel as part of the SK East outfit’s preparation for the Super nawettan championship. The test match to begin at 4:30 pm is expected to be graced by Gambia Football Federation top brass with expected large supporter turnout. The East side, former Super nawettan accolade winners in 2009 hopes to better their last year’s...

NISA Gears Up for Sub-Regional Championship in Senegal

31 October, 2013

NISA Gears Up for Sub-Regional Championship in Senegal

The National Inter-departmental Sports Association (NISA), a sports body comprising of major establishments in the country, is gearing up for a three-day sub-regional multi-sports competition to be held in the Senegalese capital of Dakar between the 1st and 3rd of November, 2013. NISA is invited to participate in the event by their Senegalese counterparts, the organisers of the competition, as the association's public relations officer Sulayman Badjie explains. "These all came about as a result...

Blatter apologises to Ronaldo after Real star's sarcastic attack on FIFA president following mocking Oxford Union address

31 October, 2013

Blatter apologises to Ronaldo after Real star's sarcastic attack on FIFA president following mocking Oxford Union address

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sepp Blatter have been caught up in an extraordinary spat after the FIFA president claimed to prefer Lionel Messi in a speech to the Oxford Union. Blatter also appeared to mock the Real Madrid player’s fondness for preening his hair. Real demanded an apology, which Blatter issued via Twitter on Tuesday night, and the Portugal Football Federation have described the comments as ‘unfit and inappropriate’. VIDEO Scroll down to watch Sepp Blatter impersonation of Ro...

Sepp Blatter makes fun of Cristiano Ronaldo

31 October, 2013

Sepp Blatter makes fun of Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA president Sepp Blatter was a guest last week on Britain’s Oxford University, where he was asked to compare the two best players of the world. Sepp Blatter when comparing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo praised Argentinian, while at the same time he make a little fun of the Portuguese national player. -Messi is a good guy. Every family would want him, every mother in the home. He is playing a beautiful football. When he dribbles it seems like he dance. On the other hand you have Cristia...

Basketball / NBA: kickoff tonight, what to expect from Africans?

31 October, 2013

Basketball / NBA: kickoff tonight, what to expect from Africans?

After three weeks of running, the NBA officially opens its doors on October 29. 29 franchises will go to attack the Miami Heat. King James and co are vying for the threepeat . With reinforcements of Greg Oden and Michael Beasley, they seem even more armed than during their first crowning. Observers of the North American basketball league consider them as major favorite. Lebron James applies for a third MVP in a row that will seek to challenge Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose back. Besides the star...

Ndiaye hopes he's suited for a big role

28 October, 2013

Ndiaye hopes he's suited for a big role

Hamady Ndiaye has been on a worldwide quest to become a better basketball player. Since being waived by the Kings before the 2012-13 regular season, Ndiaye has played in China and Africa. That's led him back to Sacramento, where he hopes to do enough to earn a spot on the Kings' roster after receiving a training camp invitation from the team's new coaching staff. The Kings have 14 guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season, one below the league maximum. But with Carl Landry out three to fo...

Honda, KTM, Yamaha Update for Dakar 2014

28 October, 2013

Honda, KTM, Yamaha Update for Dakar 2014

The final round of the Cross Country Rallies World Championship in Morocco has become an unofficial testing ground for many of the teams and riders preparing for the Dakar Rally in South America. In 2012 Honda commanded headlines by announcing its return to Dakar after a 24-year hiatus and introduced its new team and CRF450 Rally bike to the world in Morocco. This year Honda developed an updated mount and added new team members that may prove to give the long-standing Dakar champion, KTM, a run ...

Four nations Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire are Africa’s flag bearers at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

28 October, 2013

Four nations Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire are Africa’s flag bearers at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Four nations Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire are Africa’s flag bearers at the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirat.Various sides have made their way into the round-of-16 as the group stage rounded up yesterday. Nigeria recorded two victories and one draw in group F scoring 14 goals. Drawn in group D, Tunisia suffered one defeat against two wins and scored 4 goals. Morocco on their part scored 7 goals in group C claiming two wins and one draw. Meanwhile, Cote d’Ivoire ...

 Six-Nation Regional Competition to Kick Off in Senegal Next Month

25 October, 2013

Six-Nation Regional Competition to Kick Off in Senegal Next Month

The National Interdepartmental Sports Association (NISA) has being invited by RTS in Senegal to participate in their annual Olympic Sporting Competition in Dakar from 1st to 3rd November 2013 at the Stade Demba Diop. Speaking in an interview with Observer Sports Wednesday as they intensify preparations for the event, Kalilou Bayo second vice president of NISA stated that this is the first time that The Gambia has been invited to participate in such a competition. According to him, six countries...

When Metsu's Senegal shocked the world

23 October, 2013

When Metsu's Senegal shocked the world

With his passing, FIFA on YouTube remembers Bruno Metsu's greatest achievement: leading Senegal to an upset of world champions France and into the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.(fifa)

Gallas signs for Glory

23 October, 2013

Gallas signs for Glory

French defender William Gallas on Wednesday joined Perth Glory in Australia's A-League after being released by English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. The former Chelsea and Arsenal star said he was looking forward to the challenge, opting for Perth despite reported interest from Manchester City, Crystal Palace and clubs in the Middle East and America. "I look forward to wearing with pride the jersey of Perth Glory for this season," he said in a statement after agreeing to a one-year de...

Bruno Metsu Buried In Senegal

22 October, 2013

Bruno Metsu Buried In Senegal

The burial of Bruno Metsu took place in Senegal on Monday, with President Macky Sall among a host of people who paid tribute to the Frenchman.Former Senegal national team coach Metsu died from cancer aged just 59 and was laid to rest in Dakar.Sall described the Frenchman Metsu, who led Senegal to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals, as "an example of humanity and virtue".He also called him a "hero among Senegalese heroes"."In this time of grief and sorrow for our country, I would like to express t...

Constantin Budescu (Astra) ridiculous 45 yard golazo lob within 15 seconds v Din. Bucuresti

21 October, 2013

Constantin Budescu (Astra) ridiculous 45 yard golazo lob within 15 seconds v Din. Bucuresti

We’ve seen some pretty special goals this weekend. This one from Romania is well up there as Constantin Budescu pulled off a stunning halfway line golazo. What makes it even more incredible is that it was scored within 15 seconds of kick-off. Wow. Just wow. (101greatgoals)

Gambian Swimmers Shine in Dakar-Goree Swimming Marathon

21 October, 2013

Gambian Swimmers Shine in Dakar-Goree Swimming Marathon

Two junior swimmers from Gambia Swimming & Aquatic Sports Association have shined after taking part in the just concluded Dakar-Goree Open Water Swimming competition held in Senegal on 29 September 2013. Pap Jagen of Barra and Omar Darboe of Tanji, the two regional champions, both competed in the 4.5Km and successfully completed the race. In the Cadet category, Omar Darboe came out 2nd with timing of 01:38:10 and an overall ranking of 89 out of the 338 swimmers in course B of the 4.5km rac...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Back-Heel Goal vs Bastia (Video)

21 October, 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Back-Heel Goal vs Bastia (Video)

Zlatan Ibrahimovicć‘s amazing back-heel goal in PSG’s 4:0 win over Bastia was scored…Zlatan Ibrahimović style. Sort of a deja-vu from EURO 2004 and his back-heel flick against Italy. Watch it in the video below:(dailypicksandflicks.)

 Former UAE coach Bruno Metsu dies at 59

15 October, 2013

Former UAE coach Bruno Metsu dies at 59

Football coach Bruno Metsu, who quit Dubai's Al Wasl last year due to health issues, has died, French media reported on Tuesday. Metsu, who also led Senegal to the World Cup quarter finals in 2002, was 59 and had been fighting cancer. Local newspaper La Voix du Nord, sports daily L'Equipe and France Football magazine reported that Metsu, who quit his coaching job at Dubai club Al Wasl last year to fight stomach cancer, passed away overnight at his Dunkirk home in northern France. Metsu signed...

Alain Giresse's reaction to the match

15 October, 2013

Alain Giresse's reaction to the match

Alain Giresse (head Coach, Senegal)My players were baffled by the goal in the early minutes and failed to recover. Nothing is lost on us. The return match will not be easy, but we still have the means to fight and qualify. It is not impossible and we will work towards it.Mohamed Diame (Captain, Senegal)The hope of qualification is not lost. We are not out yet and have to give everything in the return encounter. A difficult task awaits us in a month. We will play our trump cards to pull our ticke...

 Post match reaction: Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 Senegal

15 October, 2013

Post match reaction: Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 Senegal

Sabri Lamouchi (Head Coach, Cote d’Ivoire)I’m disappointed by the attitude of the players during added-on time. But for the goal, I would have said we have qualified. We will work and fight to achieve qualification in the return leg.Salomon Kalou (Midfielder, Cote d’Ivoire)We played a good game, but it is the consolation goal that serves some source of worry. We still have the cards in our hands. We know how to react when we have our backs at the wall. We will work accordingly to snatch qualific...

Cavs: DeSagana Diop hoping to make most of second stint on North Coast

14 October, 2013

Cavs: DeSagana Diop hoping to make most of second stint on North Coast

The Cavaliers’ news conference to introduce center DeSagana Diop to the Cleveland media in June 2001 was one for the ages.Then-coach John Lucas went around the room giving people high-fives for their steal in the draft at No. 8 overall.Lucas boldly predicted the 7-foot, 300-pounder would be an All-Star in two years.Once the microphone made its way to the Oak Hill Academy product, the bravado continued. Diop said he couldn’t wait to dunk on Shaquille O’Neal, then the best center in the league.It ...

Mario Balotelli hits out at cameraman

14 October, 2013

Mario Balotelli hits out at cameraman

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli exceeded boiling point once again on Sunday night by breaking a cameraman’s microphone upon arriving in Naples.• Itali ' not dependant'on Balo Surrounded by hordes of journalists and enthusiastic fans after arriving at Naples central station with the Italy squad, Balotelli, 23, felt one particular video reporter was getting a little too close to him. After first shoving the camera out of the way, he then snapped off the micophone ina second attack before procee...

Drogba shines as Ivory Coast beat Senegal

14 October, 2013

Drogba shines as Ivory Coast beat Senegal

Didier Drogba scored as Ivory Coast overcame Senegal 3-1 in Abidjan Saturday to boost hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance. The 35-year-old striker converted a penalty after five minutes at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Lamine Sane conceded an own goal and Salomon Kalou netted soon after half-time. But Papiss Cisse pulled one goal back six minutes into stoppage time after the ball slipped from the grasp of goalkeeper Boubacar Barry. Aristide Bance converted a disputed late penalt...

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: 2014 World Cup Qualifier - Ivory Coast Whips Senegal

14 October, 2013

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: 2014 World Cup Qualifier - Ivory Coast Whips Senegal

The Elephants of Ivory Coast took a step towards qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup after romping to a 3-1 victory over Senegal in their first leg final World Cup play-off on Saturday in Abidjan. Didier Drogba gave the home side a dream start as he shot them into the lead in the 4th minute after his side was awarded a penalty kick owing to a bad tackle on Roma striker, Gervinho The Ivoirians soon doubled their lead with Gervinho himself the architect. This time, his shot deflected int...

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: Côte d'Ivoire Beats Senegal

14 October, 2013

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: Côte d'Ivoire Beats Senegal

"Where is the false magic-maker who said he forgave the lions? He told the Senegalese that he was the source of previous defeats. Now he just has to keep his mouth shut."This reaction of a Senegalese support at the end of the match Ivory Coast-Senegal resulted in the overwhelming victory of the Elephants (3-1), illustrates the heat of the anger of Senegalese who thought they could take their revenge on Ivory Coast. After every defeat, disgruntled fans seek scapegoats to shoulder responsibilitie...

Honda Unveils Dakar Rally Model-the New CRF450 RALLY

10 October, 2013

Honda Unveils Dakar Rally Model-the New CRF450 RALLY

 Honda has released official photos of the new CRF450 RALLY designed specifically for rally racing. TEAM HRC (Honda's motorcycle works team for rally races) will use the CRF450 RALLY at the upcoming "2014 Dakar Rally - Argentina, Bolivia, Chile" in January 2014. New CRF450 RALLY TEAM HRC returned to the Dakar Rally in January 2013 for the first time in 24 years, with the former CRF450 RALLY based on Honda's commercial CRF450X enduro racing model. The 2013 Dakar Rally generated valuable data in...

PARDEW HOPEFUL CISSE WILL FIND GOALSCORING FORM WITH SENEGAL

10 October, 2013

PARDEW HOPEFUL CISSE WILL FIND GOALSCORING FORM WITH SENEGAL

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hopeful that Papiss Cisse can find the net while on international duty this weekend. The 28-year-old has not been on target in the Premier League since 7 April and was denied on several occasions by Cardiff keeper David Marshall during Saturday's 2-1 victory. Pardew told The Chronicle: "I felt sorry for Papiss in Cardiff on Saturday. "I thought two or three things could have dropped for him during the game but they didn't. "So, hopefully he can score when he is ...

Ivory Coast v Senegal dubbed 'high risk'

08 October, 2013

Ivory Coast v Senegal dubbed 'high risk'

Fifa has classified the Ivory Coast – Senegal match in the first leg of the World Cup qualifying knockout as risky, an official said in Abidjan on Monday. Both teams clashed last year in the build up to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, with the return leg played in Dakar degenerating into total chaos. According to the Ivory Coast Football Federation, 1700 security operatives, including police and gendarmes, have been recruited for Saturday’s encounter, with 18 checkpoints and several observatio...

Dakar Rally's first stage begins in Peru

07 October, 2013

Dakar Rally's first stage begins in Peru

The first stage of the Dakar "Desafio Inca" series began Friday with 83 vehicles rumbling in the sand of Peru's Pisco province in the Ica region, some 240 km south of Lima. The 37 motorcycles, 26 quads, and 20 cars and trucks will cover 447 kilometres in the first stage, including two special stretches of 154 km each and two intersection stretches of 49 and 36 km respectively, reports Xinhua. The quad category includes the participation of the five time Dakar Rally winner French Cyril Despres,...

Senegal name squad for Abidjan clash

07 October, 2013

Senegal name squad for Abidjan clash

Senegal have named the squad for the World Cup playoff first leg tie against Cote d'Ivoire on October 12. Newcastle forward Papiss Cisse has been recalled, but his Chelsea counterpart Demba Ba has again been left out. The Teranga Lions travel to Abidjan for the first leg tie. Cisse will be making a comeback after a one-match suspension. Chelsea forward Ba is again a victim of coach Alain Giresse's policy of picking only first-team regulars. Senegal are without Hanover strik...

Toure back in Senegal squad

07 October, 2013

Toure back in Senegal squad

Kolo Toure has won a surprise recall to the Ivory Coast squad for their World Cup play-off first leg against Senegal. The 32-year-old Liverpool defender, who has not played for the Elephants since March, is among 24 players picked for the 12 October game in Abidjan. St Etienne winger Max Gradel is also included, having recovered from injury. Coach Sabri Lamouchi has also picked experienced pair Didier Drogba and Didier Zokora are also in the squad, having dropped them in the recent past. ...

Cote d'Ivoire: World Cup 2014 - 365 Million CFA Francs for the Elephants in Case of Qualification!

04 October, 2013

Cote d'Ivoire: World Cup 2014 - 365 Million CFA Francs for the Elephants in Case of Qualification!

This was decided on Wednesday by the Cabinet, the Ivorian government. The players of the national football team will share 365 million CFA francs in case of qualification on November 16 - see all the program- after the second leg of the 2014 World Cup playoffs game against Senegal. It is Alain Lobognon, Sports Minister who revealed the information on his Twitter account, as we reported to you from Wednesday on our Facebook page. "365 million as goal premiums to the Elephants in case of qualif...

Dakar hosts contest for Senegal's best surfers

04 October, 2013

Dakar hosts contest for Senegal's best surfers

Isle to Isle Surf Contest Yoff Island and Ngor Island, Dakar Senegal28 September 2013 Senegal's best surfers run through double-location surf event Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 October, 2013 : - - On Yoff Beach in Senegal, where canoes and fisherman rise and shine early, a group of children watch as two canoes and a boat take surfers, judges and organizers out to the break at Yoff. The wind rises, a few drops of rain fall and then a burning sun and ideal conditions appear for the Isle t...

Outlander PHEV tackles the Asian Dakar

02 October, 2013

Outlander PHEV tackles the Asian Dakar

What's the news? Putting your 'alternative' fuel SUV through the rigours of off-roading to prove its ruggedness seems to be the done thing in the world of automotive at the moment. A fleet of Range Rover Hybrids is currently doing a 10,000-mile trek along the old Silk Road as part of the car's final validation process before launch and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has just completed the 1,250-mile Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR). Mitsubishi, of course, has past form in the world of off-road ra...

Demba Ba dropped from Senegal squad

02 October, 2013

Demba Ba dropped from Senegal squad

Senegal coach Alain Giresse has named his squad to face Ivory Coast in the first leg of the World Cup qualifying knockout on October 12 in Abidjan, with Chelsea’s striker Demba Ba missing once more. The Frenchman refused to answer questions as to why Ba was dropped while announcing the roster on Tuesday in Dakar. However, local editorialists suggest the former Newcastle forward fell into disfavour with the coach after fluffing a penalty kick against Angola in June. The Teranga Lions captain Pa...

Alain Giresse named Senegal's squad to face Côte d'Ivoire

02 October, 2013

Alain Giresse named Senegal's squad to face Côte d'Ivoire

Squad: Goalkeepers: Bouna Coundoul (Ethnikos), Cheikh Ndiaye (Stade Rennes), Issa Ndoye (Creteil) Defenders: Issa Cissokho, Pape Mison Djilobodji (both Nantes), Lamine Gassama (Lorient), Cheikh Kouyate (Anderlecht), Cheikh Mbengue (Toulouse), Kara Mbodj (Racing Genk), Pape Ndiaye Souare (Lille), Lamine Sane (Girondins Bordeaux) Midfielders: Stephane Badji (Brann Bergen), Mouhamed Diame (West Ham United), Idrissa Gana Gueye (Lille), Alfred Ndiaye (Eskisehirspor), Salif Sane (Hanover 96) Forwa...

Cisse in Senegal squad for World Cup playoff after ban

02 October, 2013

Cisse in Senegal squad for World Cup playoff after ban

However, Demba Ba has again been left out of coach Alain Giresse's 23-man squad, which was announced on Tuesday, with the Chelsea forward having last played for his country in March.Cisse missed Senegal's group qualifier against Uganda in Marrakesh last month after picking up several yellow cards. He comes into the squad named by Giresse in Dakar to in place fellow striker Mame Birame Diouf, who was injured playing for Hanover 96 in the Bundesliga at the weekend. The return leg of the playoff ...

Women Afrobasket: Naceesela Mauricio MVP, all distinctions of Maputo 2013

30 September, 2013

Women Afrobasket: Naceesela Mauricio MVP, all distinctions of Maputo 2013

The 23rd edition of the female Afrobasket ended Sunday with the coronation of Angola. The 2011 African champion retained its title by defeating Mozambique, the host country in the final. Both teams will represent Africa at the next world championship of basketball, Turkey 2014. Senegal finished third on the podium. The Angolan captain Naceesela Mauricio keeps the MVP acquired in 2011. The 33 year old winger elected MVP in 2013 is logically part of the five majors of Maputo 2013. Individual di...

National Senior Female Basketball Team Face Senegal in Semi Finals

30 September, 2013

National Senior Female Basketball Team Face Senegal in Semi Finals

The Angolan national senior female basketball team, trophy holders, face Senegalese counterpart Saturday for semi-finals of the women Afrobasket taking place in Maputo Angola beat Egypt Friday 84-49, while Senegal eliminated Mali by 67-44. In the other semi-final, Mozambique play Cameroon, after eliminating Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire. In addition to the title, the winners of these matches will qualify for the upcoming World Cup, scheduled to take place in Turkey in 2014.(allafrica) 

Senegalese Daf Named Sochaux Interim Coach

30 September, 2013

Senegalese Daf Named Sochaux Interim Coach

Former Senegal defender Omar Daf has been named interim coach of French Ligue 1 side Sochaux. The 36-year old will lead a three-man coaching team that includes Eric Pegorer, goalkeepers' coach and Bernard Gines, fitness trainer following the resignation of Frenchman Eric Hely last Wednesday. Hely tendered his resignation after a 5-1 drubbing by Guingamp in mid-week that sent Sochaux to the depth of the league log. On the choice of Daf, President of Sochaux, Laurent Pernet said "it was a natura...

Mozambique: Women Afrobasket - the Overflowed Security During the Match Mozambique - Senegal

27 September, 2013

Mozambique: Women Afrobasket - the Overflowed Security During the Match Mozambique - Senegal

Mozambique-Senegal, this poster of the female Afrobasket played Wednesday was not yet the final of the competition. We are still far from this point. But the public of Maputo would not be seeing this game at the top of Pool A and the fifth day that closed the first phase of the female African basketball championship, as both teams have marked spirits since the opening. Inflicting losses of more than 100 points to their opponents, both teams already qualified, just battled for supremacy in the g...

Senegal chose Casablanca for World Cup tie

27 September, 2013

Senegal chose Casablanca for World Cup tie

Senegal are banned from using their home ground in Dakar after rioting last year when the Ivorians beat them in the African Nations Cup qualifiers and have been forced to seek a neutral alternative.   Senegal host the second leg in November with the first leg in Abidjan next month. "After discussion with the players, taking into account the opinion of the coach, and after discussions with the Minister of Sports, we made the choice to go to a known ground," Senegal Foot...

NISA gears up for sub-regional competition in Senegal

27 September, 2013

NISA gears up for sub-regional competition in Senegal

The National Inter-departmental Sports Association (NISA), -a body comprising of the major establishments in the country - is gearing up for a three-day sub-regional multi-disciplinary sports competition to be held in the Senegalese capital of Dakar from the 25th to 27th October 2013. And ahead of preparations for the event, the public relations officer of the association, Sulayman Badjie, revealed that NISA was invited by their Senegalese counterparts who are also organising the competition....

Tiene ruled out of Senegal game

25 September, 2013

Tiene ruled out of Senegal game

Ivory Coast defender Siaka Tiene would miss next month’s crucial 2014 World Cup qualifiers first leg play offs against Senegal. The 31-year old has been ruled out of the clash after sustaining a thigh strain while playing for his French side Montpellier against Evian on Saturday. The defender joined Montpellier earlier in the summer to boost his chances of representing his nation at the World Cup after losing his place in the  national team following three seasons at Paris Saint Germain where ...

Zimbabwe: Women Afrobasket - Senegal Slaughtered Zimbabwe

25 September, 2013

Zimbabwe: Women Afrobasket - Senegal Slaughtered Zimbabwe

There seems to be a distance duel between Senegal and Mozambique in Pool A of the Afrobasket. Both selections have fun of their opponents before the next tussle we hope lively. Under the lead of Mame Diouf Diodio 20 points and 7 assists, the African vice-champions thrashed Zimbabwe 45-123, for their third group match. With four of the five major players at 12 points or more, Senegal just got amused in the Zimbabwean defense. Just like Oumou Khairy Thiam with 18 units off the bench, the twelve...

Senegal: World Cup Beach Soccer - Finished for Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal Can Still Dream!

25 September, 2013

Senegal: World Cup Beach Soccer - Finished for Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal Can Still Dream!

Last group C and D matches this Sunday in Tahiti for the 2013 World Cup Beach Soccer. Concerning the two African representatives, one will compete for honor while the other will fight for a place in the next round. With its second straight defeat on Friday against Russia, Cote d'Ivoire has completely bade farewell to its dream of qualifying for the quarters. The Elephants are completely missed out on their competition with regards to their preparation. Only seven players have joined Tahiti for ...

Senegal: Evian - Scoring By Entry, the Senegalese Sougou Enjoys His Achievement

23 September, 2013

Senegal: Evian - Scoring By Entry, the Senegalese Sougou Enjoys His Achievement

Modou Sougou is happy! The Senegalese international striker has allowed his club to snatch the point of the draw during the sixth day of League 1 in France. He scored his goal against Montpellier. Yet replacing as often considered as a winger, the player on loan from Marseille was posted in front of goal. It thorough a tricky system that Sougou equalized for Evian while led on a goal by Wass, 3 minutes earlier. A realization that he celebrated by removing his shirt and ran towards the sideline...

Senegal: Ford Racing Ranger - a Bakkie Built for Dakar Glory

21 September, 2013

Senegal: Ford Racing Ranger - a Bakkie Built for Dakar Glory

The Dakar Rally Raid is arguably motorsport's most gruelling event: an 8,500km, 14-day odyssey traversing a huge variety of highly challenging terrain on the South American continent. Tackling the 2014 edition will be two Ford Ranger pick-ups, purpose-built for the event in a workshop in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.DEON SCHOEMAN travelled to Namibia to meet the team during the Racing Ranger's first real shakedown in the dunes. WALVIS BAY, Namibia. At first, you only hear the noise - a har...

Senegal beat Egypt 100-69

21 September, 2013

Senegal beat Egypt 100-69

In Egypt's first AfroBasket Women appearance since 2001, 2011 runners-up Senegal gave the Pharaohs quite a welcome with a comprehensive  100-69 win in Group A. Aya Traore paced Senegal with 14 points while Awa Mena led the young Egyptian team with 13 points.Senegal's Thiam Oulmou had an eye-popping performance, hitting four three-pointers on her way to 13 points.(fiba) 

Afrobasket : Senegal’s programme for Women

20 September, 2013

Afrobasket : Senegal’s programme for Women

The Teranga lionesses of Senegal take on Egypt this Friday in the opening game of the African Women’s Basketball Championship in Maputo, Mozambique. The Senegalese have been grouped alongside Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, the hosts Mozambique and Algeria. The event runs until September 29 and Senegal’s programme will be as follows. September 20 (9:30 am)  Egypt Vs Senegal September 21 (9:15 pm) Senegal Vs Zimbabwe September 22 (12:15pm)  Senegal Vs Côte d’Ivoire September 24 (4:45pm)  Algeria V...

Women’s Afrobasket: Senegal squad

20 September, 2013

Women’s Afrobasket: Senegal squad

Senegal have announced their squad ahead of the African Women’s Basketball Championship to kick of next weekend in Maputo, Mozambique. Head coach Pape Moussa has selected 13 ladies who are expected to have left the country two days ago for the event. The list Fatou Dieng, Mame Diodio Diouf, Aya Traoré, Ndeye Sene, Astou Traoré, Mame Marie Sy, Ndeye Diola Ndiaye, Maimouna Diarra, Aminata Naar Diop, Jeanne Senghor, Coumba Sarr and Oumou Khairy Thiam.(starafrica) 

Senegal / female Afrobasket: package risks for the Lionesses, reigning champions

20 September, 2013

Senegal / female Afrobasket: package risks for the Lionesses, reigning champions

LEUKSENEGAL.COM -  Holder of the continental trophy and the most successful women’s team on the continent, Senegal prepares the recovery with difficulty with many problems including an estimated zero franc budget at 10 days to the competition. Expected in Maputo in Mozambique from 20 to 29 September 2013 the female Afrobasket, will not be a cakewalk for the Lionesses of Senegal holding the trophy. As and when the deadlines approach, the difficulties are piling up for the players and the federat...

Senegal: Late Show Steals Crucial Win Over Ukraine

19 September, 2013

Senegal: Late Show Steals Crucial Win Over Ukraine

A late winner from Babacar Fall saw Senegal claim three crucial points with a 5-4 win over Ukraine in a result that could be decisive at the conclusion of Group C. In a group also featuring four-time winners Brazil and Japan, African powerhouse Senegal were forced to come from behind for victory. They trailed 2-0 at the end of the first period, before drawing level 3-3 heading into the third and final third. Oleg Zborovskyi scored twice for the Europeans but Fall provided the star turn nett...

Injuries pile up in Istanbul as Drogba comes off in serious pain

19 September, 2013

Injuries pile up in Istanbul as Drogba comes off in serious pain

Didier Drogba is the next high-profile casualty in a costly match for both teams in Istanbul. With Real Madrid leading 1-0 on the road and the first half coming to a close, the Galatasaray striker went up for a contested header with Real Madrid defender Pepe. There was a shove from Pepe, although admittedly a soft one, and Drogba instantly went down in serious pain holding his left shoulder.  The replay showed Drogba grab his shoulder and grimace before he even hit the ground, so the injury cl...

Senegal: Beach Soccer World Cup - Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire Enter the Race Today!

19 September, 2013

Senegal: Beach Soccer World Cup - Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire Enter the Race Today!

This Wednesday begins the World Cup Beach Soccer in Tahiti. The two African representatives also take the stage the same day. Housed in group C, Senegal, African reigning champion, challenges Ukraine. The Lions will rely on veteran Koukpaki who will be playing his 4th World Cup. In the same group, Brazil faces Iran. In Group D, Ivory Coast will face Paraguay. Opposition not easy for the men of Jean Soro. Despite a difficult context, the Elephants believe in achieving their goals. Later in the s...

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: Senegal Draws Ivory Coast

18 September, 2013

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: Senegal Draws Ivory Coast

LEUKSENEGAL.COM - Uganda's conquerors Senegal have drawn Ivory Coast in Africa's World Cup qualifying playoff finals, reviving a rivalry that featured a stadium riot last year. They were the first two countries to emerge from the draw in Cairo, soliciting gasps from the small audience at the Confederation of African Football's headquarters. The other four ties will see Ethiopia play Nigeria, Tunisia meet Cameroon, Ghana take on Egypt and Burkina Faso against Algeria. Senegal have been banned f...

World Cup 2014 - Senegal Not Present in Cairo for the Draw Ceremony

18 September, 2013

World Cup 2014 - Senegal Not Present in Cairo for the Draw Ceremony

LEUKSENEGAL.COM -The dams' draw of World Cup qualifying 2014 took place on Monday in the Cairo headquarters of CAF. In the conference room of the continental institution, the absence of delegations from Senegal and Nigeria has not gone unnoticed. This is also the point made by Junior Binyam, the new media director of CAF. "Senegal and Nigeria are the only countries not represented in the room. Presence managers from Egypt, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia ", tweeted the Cameroonian during the draw. T...

Senegal: African Kings Looking to Set New Mark

18 September, 2013

Senegal: African Kings Looking to Set New Mark

LEUKSENEGAL.COM - Amadou Diop, who is known as the Boy Bandit in Senegal, is not surprised that his side has established itself as one of Africa's leading beach soccer teams. "In our culture, we used to play football in the street, barefoot. There were few real football pitches, so we played on the sand, not only on the beaches, but also on the corner of the streets, in the villages or cities. Today, most of our players come from this culture." Unlike 11-a-side football, there is no professiona...

Senegal: One-Year Home Ban Imposed On Senegal's Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium

17 September, 2013

Senegal: One-Year Home Ban Imposed On Senegal's Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium

The one-year home ban imposed on Senegal's Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium will run through the 2014 World Cup playoffs. The Teranga Lions have been drawn against Cote d'Ivoire for the final hurdle in the qualifiers with the Ivorians hosting the first leg from 11-15 October. However, the Senegalese cannot host the return encounter at Leopold Sedar Senghor stadium scheduled for 15-19 November in Dakar due to the home ban so will have to play outside the country. The Senegal Football Federation wa...

World Cup 2014 playoffs-Africa Giresse, “anyone except Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire!”

17 September, 2013

World Cup 2014 playoffs-Africa Giresse, “anyone except Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire!”

Qualified for the African World Cup 2014 playoffs, the Lions of Senegal, as all qualified, will be determined on their opponent this September 16 at the end of the draw. The coach of Senegal would not fall on the African reigning champions and the first African nation in the FIFA rankings. In an interview relayed by senenews, Alain Giresse said he wants to “avoid Ivory Coast and Nigeria,” two selections housed in hat A. “But it’s still a wish as long as we do not control the draw,” says the Se...

Senegal : Francophone Games 2013 (football) - Senegal Wins the Bronze Over Ivory Coast

17 September, 2013

Senegal : Francophone Games 2013 (football) - Senegal Wins the Bronze Over Ivory Coast

Côte d'Ivoire finished off the podium of the football tournament of the Francophone Games 2013 in Nice. The Elephants were beaten in this Sunday's ranking match for the third place by Senegal 11-10 in the penalty shootouts. In regular time, none of the two teams has managed to shrug despite numerous occasions, and especially a clear domination of Côte d'Ivoire. Roger Assale author of a resounding quadrupled in the last group match, showed a lot of awkwardness as his teammates.(allafrica.com) 

Asteras sign Senegal midfielder N'Daw

17 September, 2013

Asteras sign Senegal midfielder N'Daw

LEUKSENEGAL.COM - Senegal international midfielder Guirane N'Daw has joined Asteras from Saint-Etienne, the Greek Super League club announced Wednesday. The 29-year-old, who signed a one-year deal for an undisclosed fee, spent last season on loan at English Championship side Ipswich Town, having played for Birmingham City the previous season. N'Daw has scored three times in 39 matches for Senegal.(fifa.com) 

2014 World Cup: The Pools of the play-offs validated

12 September, 2013

2014 World Cup: The Pools of the play-offs validated

The FIFA ranking updated this Thursday, CAF has approved on its website the different Pools of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers'play-offs. As announced last Sunday and the 10th qualified country known, the seeded Pool 1 includes Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria, Cape Verde and Nigeria. In Pool 2, we can find Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Ethiopia. The draw for the final round is scheduled for September 16 in Cairo (10.am GMT). Pool 1: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Algeria, Cape Verde, Nigeria. Po...

Liverpool Mamadou Sakho: the hard part begins

12 September, 2013

Liverpool Mamadou Sakho: the hard part begins

LEUKSENEGAL.COM - Having left PSG, his first club, due to a stiff challenge, Mamadou Sakho is not out of the woods by signing in Liverpool. The French international will assume his choice by winning a place in the Reds’ defense, because there is no guarantee for his playing time. This is what suggested Jamie Carragher in an interview on the club website. “Sakho is more on the left, and there is competition everywhere. Cissokho (Aly) was recruited to put pressure on Enrique, Skrtel is very power...

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: Beach Soccer - Senegal and Ivory Coast in the World Cup 2013, Discover the Selected Players

12 September, 2013

Senegal/Cote d'Ivoire: Beach Soccer - Senegal and Ivory Coast in the World Cup 2013, Discover the Selected Players

 LEUKSENEGAL.COM - The World Cup Beach Soccer 2013 in Tahiti begins in one week (September 18 to 28). FIFA announced the list of participating teams. Two African nations will be present at this event. It is Senegal, African reigning champion and Côte d'Ivoire, the vice. Here are the players who will represent those teams at the World Cup. Côte d'Ivoire Goalkeepers: Yaya BAKAYOKO Armand KOUADIO Defenders: Guy DJEDJED, Lacine DIOMANDE, Pivots: Ibrahim DIARRASSOUBA, Kouassitchi DANIEL, Thierr...

Senegal / Female Afrobasket - Package Risks for the Lionesses, Reigning Champions

11 September, 2013

Senegal / Female Afrobasket - Package Risks for the Lionesses, Reigning Champions

LEUKSENEGAL.COM - Holder of the continental trophy and the most successful women's team on the continent, Senegal prepares the recovery with difficulty with many problems including an estimated zero franc budget at 10 days to the competition. Expected in Maputo in Mozambique from 20 to 29 September 2013 the female Afrobasket, will not be a cakewalk for the Lionesses of Senegal holding the trophy. As and when the deadlines approach, the difficulties are piling up for the players and the federa...

Eto’o retires from internatonal duty

09 September, 2013

Eto’o retires from internatonal duty

LEUKSENEGAL. COM- Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has told team mates he has retired from international duty, according to several local media reports. Eto’o limped off in the first half of Cameroon’s 1-0 victory over Libya as Cameroon progressed to the final round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The striker who failed to turn up for the post match press conference reportedly told his team mates in the dressing room that he has retired inform national duty to concentrate on club commitments. ...

Sadio Mane sends Senegal in playoffs

09 September, 2013

Sadio Mane sends Senegal in playoffs

LEUKSENEGAL. COM- The Teranga Lions of Senegal have advanced in the final stage of qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2014 thanks to a late goal by Sadio. The Senegalese beat Uganda 1-0 tonight in the 6th round qualifiers. Uganda were reduced to 10 in the 36th as Godfrey Wakusimbi was shown a red card. Both sides were close a goalless draw at the Marrakech stadium but Mane stroke in the 84th to make the difference. The Teranga Lions move in the playoffs after finishing first in group J o...

Senegal - Defender Kouyaté Uncertain Against Uganda

06 September, 2013

Senegal - Defender Kouyaté Uncertain Against Uganda

LEUKSENEGAL. COM- Following a contact he had with another player during the third training session of the Lions in Marrakech on Wednesday, the Senegalese defender shareholder of Anderlecht in Belgium, Cheikhou Kouyaté has got injured in his right thigh. In fact, he was released and could not continue the rest of the session led by Alain Giresse. In charge of the Senegalese medical staff, Dr. Fallou Cisse after some first aid on Thursday decided to send him to the hospital for a Magnetic Resonan...

Emmanuel Adebayor - At the Inauguration On September 16 of a Football Academy in Dakar

06 September, 2013

Emmanuel Adebayor - At the Inauguration On September 16 of a Football Academy in Dakar

LEUKSENEGAL. COM-   The academy of the center Generation Foot will open on September 16 in Déni Birame Ndao, a town located 60 km from Dakar. This was announced by the president of the institution Mady Touré quoted by APS. Generation Foot is particularly sponsored by the Senegalese international Babacar Gueye and the Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor. Two players from the training center of the FC Metz (French Ligue 2), with whom Generation Foot is in partnership. "In addition to the administrative bl...

Mbaye Niang - Not Registered for the Champions League for an Administrative Error

06 September, 2013

Mbaye Niang - Not Registered for the Champions League for an Administrative Error

LEUKSENEGAL. COM- Mbaye Niang will for long remember this. The Franco-Senegalese striker will not participate in the group stage of the Champions League this season, as we reported to you yesterday. Niang was not on the list sent to UEFA on Monday. But we know more about this matter. It is not a choice of the coach Maximiliano Allegri but an administrative error. It is Umberto Gandini, executive director of the club who registered the members of his workforce trained by the club and those born ...

Fifa delay Senegal-Uganda by an hour

05 September, 2013

Fifa delay Senegal-Uganda by an hour

World soccer body have communicated a change of time for this Saturday’s World Cup qualifier between Senegal and Uganda. The match to be played at a neutral venue in Morocco will now kick off an hour late than earlier scheduled. “Yes Fifa have written to us communicating a new time and the new time for kick off is now 9pm Morocco time, which will be 11pm in Uganda,” confirmed to supersport.com Edgar Watson, the Fufa CEO. “There was no reason given for the new change but Fifa has that provisio...

Chelsea see North London side as title contenders

05 September, 2013

Chelsea see North London side as title contenders

Jose Mourinho has revealed he stopped Demba Ba’s move to Arsenal as he considered them too close a title rival, in an interview with the Daily Mali. Chelsea's decision came soon after the gunner’s capture of German playmaker Mesut Ozil, for a club record fee of £42 million Attacking headache It seemed as though the Senegalese frontman was set to complete a move to the Emirates with Chelsea seeing him as surplus to requirements but Jose decided at the last minute to pull the plug. Chelsea...

Demba Ba - the Senegalese On the Way to Arsenal!

05 September, 2013

Demba Ba - the Senegalese On the Way to Arsenal!

LEUKSENEGAL. COM-  The transfer window ends tonight! And the Senegalese Demba Ba could join Arsenal. The striker is 28 years old and we know that the current does not flow well on between him and the new Cheslea coach, Jose Mourinho. German and Italian clubs are also on the spot! The end of the transfer window looks busy!(allAfrica.com) 

Afrobasket 2013 - Every Lion of Senegal Receives 2 Million FCFA

05 September, 2013

Afrobasket 2013 - Every Lion of Senegal Receives 2 Million FCFA

LEUKSENEGAL. COM-Back from Abidjan where they were crowned a third qualifying spot to the next world championships, the Lions of Senegal will not have to complain about in terms of their premiums. In total it is a sum of 2 million CFA francs which was given to each of them. Guests Monday at the headquarters of the official sponsor of the Senegalese Basketball Federation, the band of Cheikh Sarr was welcomed and honored the most beautiful way. This means that even if the third place is far behin...

Senegal: Official - Juventus Lends Mbaye Diagne to Ajaccio

03 September, 2013

Senegal: Official - Juventus Lends Mbaye Diagne to Ajaccio

Fabrizio Ravanelli activates his Italian connections to strengthen his workforce. The coach of AC Ajaccio just recorded graceful loans of Mbaye Diagne and Alessandro Crescenzi. The Senegalese striker of 22 years, recruited this summer by Juventus arrived in Corsica this morning ready for a season without a purchase option, as well as the Italian defender of AS Roma. Before being enlisted by the Old Lady, Diagne was making impression in Bra in Series D, last season where he scored 23 goals in 29...

Transfer - Liverpool Formalizes the Arrival of Sakho

03 September, 2013

Transfer - Liverpool Formalizes the Arrival of Sakho

In the tribune this Sunday during Liverpool's victory against Manchester United (1-0), Mamadou Sakho has finally signed his contract with the Reds. The club, current leader of the Premier League formalized, announcing the signing on its website. The former player of Paris Saint Germain took a picture with the club jersey. The contract duration is 4 years and his salary is 400 000 Euros per month. The Franco-Senegalese is the seventh new recruit of the club since the start of the transfer window....

Demba Ba left out of Senegal's World Cup qualifier

03 September, 2013

Demba Ba left out of Senegal's World Cup qualifier

Demba Ba has been left out of Senegal's 23-man World Cup squad for next week's qualifier against Uganda. Coach Alain Giresse also overlooked Ba for the previous two matches, with the striker struggling at Chelsea since he joined from Newcastle in January. Bordeaux forward Henri Saviet is likely to make his senior debut along with Nantes defender Issa Cissokho. Ba's former strike partner at Newcastle, Papiss Cisse, misses out because of suspension. Frenchman Giresse told a Dakar news conferen...

Senegal Referees to Officiate in SA, Botswana Qualifier

03 September, 2013

Senegal Referees to Officiate in SA, Botswana Qualifier

LEUKSENEGAL.COM - A Senegalese team of referees has been appointed to officiate in the 2014 World Cup qualifying match between South African (Bafana Bafana) and Botswana scheduled for Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday, 7 September 2013. Badara Diatta will be the man in the middle in the encounter that kicks off at 15h30. Diatta will be assisted by his fellow countrymen on the sidelines, Djibril Camara and Malick El Hadji Samba as well as Daouda Gueye who will be the fourth official. ...

Arsenal Makes a Bid to Sign  On Loan

02 September, 2013

Arsenal Makes a Bid to Sign On Loan

LEUKSENEGAL.COM - Arsenal have opened talks with Chelsea over the possibility of signing Demba Ba on loan. The senegalese international who recently held talks with Jose Mourinho over his future, might find himself in the gunners jersey if talks go well between the two teams. France Football magazine are reporting on their website. They say Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has tabled a bid to secure the loan of the Senegal striker.Moukhtar Ndiaye(allAfrica) 

 Senegal edge out Cote d'Ivoire for last Africa place to Spain 2014

02 September, 2013

Senegal edge out Cote d'Ivoire for last Africa place to Spain 2014

Mmadou Ndoye hit a decisive three-pointer followed by a free-throw with 13 seconds left to play in the Third-Place Game at Afrobasket 2013 to give Senegal a 57-56 win over Cota D'Ivoire and clinch the last berth on offer in Abidjan for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World. With the win, the Senegalese also got a measure of revenge for the 74-46 defeat they suffered against the tournament hosts in the Preliminary Round. They are the third and final team to qualify for Spain 2014 via the AfroBasket af...

Egypt Dominates Senegal and Climbed Into the Final

31 August, 2013

Egypt Dominates Senegal and Climbed Into the Final

Egypt is the first team qualified for the final of the 2013 Afrobasket. The Pharaohs were imperative on Friday in the first semi-final 70-63 against Senegal. Revenge after the Lions have beaten the Pharaohs in the group stage 72-70. Under the leadership of Marei still impressive (22 points 17 rebounds), Egypt pocketed the first Quarter 20-15. In the second set, Senegal became more biting with Maleye Ndoye (12 points at the end of the match) who concatenates the baskets. These are the Lions domi...

Uganda/Senegal: Cranes Will Frustrate Senegal Only If...

30 August, 2013

Uganda/Senegal: Cranes Will Frustrate Senegal Only If...

LEUKSENEGAL.COM -IF Cranes are to successfully mastermind a historic and landmark result against Senegal next week, they will have to find answers to two critical areas. Apart from ensuring a remarkable improvement on the physical side of their game -an area that saw them bullied throughout the course of the pulsating 1-1 draw in the first leg game, Coach Micho Sredojevic will crucially have to identify a formula that will nullify Senegalese danger man Dame Ndoye. In brief, if Cranes succumb t...

Senegal: Afrobasket 2013 - the 'Senegalese ' Have Never Believed in a Victory for Lions

30 August, 2013

Senegal: Afrobasket 2013 - the 'Senegalese ' Have Never Believed in a Victory for Lions

LEUKSENEGAL.COM -  The victory of the Lions of Senegal (64-63) against Nigeria in the second round of the 2013 Afrobasket Wednesday, was unexpected by most Senegalese back home. Overestimating Nigeria, they were rare before the start of the meeting to believe in a qualification of their team in the quarterfinals . Even leading to a minute from the end, the consideration was the same. "Nigerians are dangerous, they will come back," said a reporter of a popular private television. "The Senegalese...

Franck Ribery wins Best Player in Europe award, proving why Cristiano Ronaldo stayed away

30 August, 2013

Franck Ribery wins Best Player in Europe award, proving why Cristiano Ronaldo stayed away

For the second year in a row, Lionel Messi is not the Best Player in Europe (award winner). Since the shake-up in 2010 that combined the Ballon d'Or with the FIFA World Player of the Year award and led to the creation of the UEFA Best Player in Europe award as a replacement for the European Footballer of the Year award, the newest honor seems to be finding an identity as something that recognizes the under-recognized. After Messi won the inaugural award for the 2010/11 season, it then went to A...

Cristiano Ronaldo to snub ceremony

30 August, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo to snub ceremony

Cristiano Ronaldo is to snub Thursday's UEFA 2012-13 UEFA Best Player in Europe award ceremony and play in Real Madrid’s low-profile Trofeo Teresa Herrera friendly at Deportivo La Coruna instead. • Ribery backed for UEFA award• Ozil: I'm at real Madrid• Spurs consider fining Greth Bale     The Real Madrid attacker has been shortlisted for the award, along with Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The winner will be decided in a live vote by journalists during the Cham...

Afrobasket: Senegal send Nigeria home

29 August, 2013

Afrobasket: Senegal send Nigeria home

LEUKSENEGAL.COM -   Nigeria’s D’Tigers on Wednesday in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire failed to advance to the semi-finals stage of the 2013 Afrobasket competition after a 63-64 loss to Senegal in the quarter-finals. Playing in the day’s final quarter-final fixture, the Nigerian side could not contain their west African foes who were inspired by Maleye Ndoye who scored 13 points to help his side. The result meant Nigeria failed in its bid to finish in the top three for a ticket to the 2014 FIBA Basket...

The Senegalese Papiss Cisse Newcastle Invites Fans to a Barbecue

29 August, 2013

The Senegalese Papiss Cisse Newcastle Invites Fans to a Barbecue

LEUKSENEGAL.COM -At the heart of the controversy this summer, Papiss Cisse knows he has lost a few points with the Newcastle fans. But he knows how to catch up. Earlier this week, the Senegalese striker has invited fans of the Magpies to a barbecue in his English home. Between grills, discussions and billiards, Cisse had a pleasant afternoon. He also offered jerseys flocked to his name to all his guests. Cisse had refused at the beginning of the preseason to wear the new jersey of the club, cla...

 International Youth and Sports Summer Camp Opens in Dakar

29 August, 2013

International Youth and Sports Summer Camp Opens in Dakar

The maiden international Youth and Sports Summer Camp, organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Monday officially commenced in the Senegalese capital city of Rufisque, Dakar, with The Gambian delegates hoping to make the most out of what officials describe as a brilliant initiative. For the next one-week the 100 youngsters drawn from across The Gambia will be taking part in series of youth and sports-related programmes. Coming hard on the heels of the recently concluded National Youth S...

2013 Afrobasket: Senegal beat Rwanda to qualify for quarterfinal

28 August, 2013

2013 Afrobasket: Senegal beat Rwanda to qualify for quarterfinal

The Teranga Lions of Senegal have qualified for the quarterfinal of the 2013 Africa Basketball championship. The Lions yesterday defeated Rwanda 67-57 in the eighth-finals of the event. Senegal beat Algeria 62-57 last weekend to reach the round of 16.Moukhtar Ndiaye(starafrica) 

Senegal: Lyon - As Roma Lines Up for Gomis

28 August, 2013

Senegal: Lyon - As Roma Lines Up for Gomis

According to l'Equipe, Rudi Garcia would have oriented the recruitment cell of the Louve towards the Bafetimbi Gomis track. Despite the change of tone in the Gones, the Lyon striker is still pending on departure. After discused with Chelsea on Demba Ba, AS Roma, which seeks to bridge the departure for Tottenham of Erik Lamela could therefore line up for the player of Senegalese origin, well known to Garcia. One year before the end of his contract with Lyon, the French international who wants "t...

Senegal: World Cup 2014 - Senegal-Uganda, the 23 Lions of Teranga

28 August, 2013

Senegal: World Cup 2014 - Senegal-Uganda, the 23 Lions of Teranga

Still Demba Ba invisible in the small papers of Alain Giresse. We know their difficult relationships and the current situation of the player in Chelsea does not help improve things. The Senegalese coach did not call Ba to face Uganda (see list) through the last day of World Cup 2014 qualifying. Despite the absence of Papiss Cisse suspended for this game. Giresse has not yet convened Henri Saivet called for the first time in a friendly against Zambia on August 14 (1-1). However, the defenders of...

 Saliou Ciss Signed at Valenciennes - His First Words!

27 August, 2013

Saliou Ciss Signed at Valenciennes - His First Words!

As announced by the Yankee club since the end of last week, Saliou Ciss actually signed for Valenciennes on Monday. The Senegalese defender signed for four years from the Norwegian club, Tromso. He told the website of Valenciennes. "I am very pleased to have signed in Valenciennes. Now I want to show what I can do and for that, I must redouble my efforts. After playing in the Norwegian championship and discovered the Europa League, League 1 is a new step for me. In the workforce, I know Abdou C...

Uganda/Senegal: Micho Launches 'Operation Senegal'

26 August, 2013

Uganda/Senegal: Micho Launches 'Operation Senegal'

THE local based players who excelled during the CHAN qualifier against Tanzania have a chance to push for first team places as the Cranes begin preparations to face Senegal in a World Cup qualifier in Morocco. The Cranes kicked off preparations yesterday by participating in the Rotary Cancer Run which coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic described as a move intended to give the team spiritual blessing. "We have started the campaign 'Operation Senegal' but we can say we launched it immediately we f...

The Magnificent Free Kick of the Senegalese Henri Saivet for Bordeaux

26 August, 2013

The Magnificent Free Kick of the Senegalese Henri Saivet for Bordeaux

Bordeaux can say thank you to Henri Saivet. The Senegalese striker scored the only goal in League 1 on Saturday between Bastia and the Girondins. Saivet who honored his debut in a friendly with Senegal on August 14, scored a nice kick at the edge of the penalty area. This is his first league goal of the season after scoring during the Champions Trophy (Bordeaux 2-1 defeat). After the meeting, the Bordeaux president announced that Saivet will soon extend. He is courted in England in particular...

2013 Afrobasket: Senegal beat Algeria to finish 2nd in group A

26 August, 2013

2013 Afrobasket: Senegal beat Algeria to finish 2nd in group A

Overcoming Algeria was not an easy task yesterday for the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their group A third and final game counting for the preliminary round of the Africa Basketball Championship Afrobasket in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The boys of Cheikh Sarr imposed themselves at the death of the game through Mamadou Ndoye winning 62-57. Impressive records were also noted from Maleye Ndoye (14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 passes) and Mouhammad Faye (13 points). Throughout the game, the Senegalese suffere...

World Athletics - the Senegalese Athlete Gnima Faye Claims "Her 375,000 Fcfa" to the Federation

23 August, 2013

World Athletics - the Senegalese Athlete Gnima Faye Claims "Her 375,000 Fcfa" to the Federation

Between the Senegalese athlete specialist of the 110m hurdles Women and the Senegalese athletics federation, the agreement is no longer hearty to the aftermath of the 17th edition of the World in Russia. At the origin of this disagreement, a sum of 546 Euros, that to say 375 000 FCFA that "refused" to pay her the Senegalese athletics federation. According to her agent Jules Sow arrived Wednesday in Dakar "to join the Senegalese selection that consists of five athletes in London, Gnima was force...

Balla gaye is in the Gambia

23 August, 2013

Balla gaye is in the Gambia

The reigning king of the wrestling arena, Balla Gaye II, is due in Banjul this morning at the invitation of the Balla Gaye Fans Club Gambia chapter, the club's spokesman Assan Gaye told The Point yesterday. This is his first visit since he threw his recent challenger Tafa Tine in a highly-charged contest that confirmed him as the supreme commander of the wrestling arena in Senegambia. "Balla promised us that he will come to The Gambia specially for us after the Tafa Tine combat, and he is here...

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