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Category: Senegal football team

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Mbaye Diagne: ‘I shouldn’t have taken the penalty but Brugge banished me’

The Senegal striker was frozen out in Belgium after a spot-kick miss but says linking himself to Nottingham Forest was accidentalMay has been a strange month at the end of a controversial season for Mbaye Diagne. But the Senegal striker says unhappy re…

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Mbaye Diagne: ‘I shouldn’t have taken the penalty but Brugge banished me’

The Senegal striker was frozen out in Belgium after a spot-kick miss but says linking himself to Nottingham Forest was accidentalMay has been a strange month at the end of a controversial season for Mbaye Diagne. But the Senegal striker says unhappy re…

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Sadio Mané: ‘I wanted to build a hospital to give people hope’

A new documentary shows how much the Liverpool striker was influenced by his father’s early death and why he is funding a hospital back in SenegalOf all the remarkable stories in the new documentary about Sadio Mané, there is one that stands out. From …

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Sadio Mané: Made in Senegal, trailer for documentary on Liverpool forward – video

Made in Senegal takes an in-depth look at the rise of Liverpool forward Sadio Mané, who is the current African player of the year. The documentary will be exclusively available across Europe on Rakuten TV’s free Rakuten Stories channel from 8 April. Co…

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Sadio Mané’s home village celebrates wildly as star named African Footballer of the Year – video

Liverpool’s Sadio Mané has been named African Football of the Year for the first time. In his speech he thanked the Senegalese people, paying particular gratitude to the small village of Bambali, where Mané is from. Speaking at the ceremony in Egypt th…

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mané named African Footballer of the Year for first time

• Senegal forward beats Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez• Asisat Oshoala named women’s player of yearLiverpool’s Sadio Mané has been named African Footballer of the Year for the first time after beating his teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Ri…

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mané named African Footballer of the Year for first time

• Senegal forward beats Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez• Asisat Oshoala named women’s player of yearLiverpool’s Sadio Mané has been named African Footballer of the Year for the first time after beating teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Riyad …

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mané named African Footballer of the Year for first time

• Senegal forward beats Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez• Asisat Oshoala named women’s player of yearLiverpool’s Sadio Mané has been named African Footballer of the Year for the first time after beating teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Riyad …

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The long campaign: Mané and Mahrez seasons finally end after 11 months

After 342 days the season has finished for the Afcon finalists – three weeks before the Premier League restartsThe season finally finished for Sadio Mané and Riyad Mahrez with Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations final, more than 11 months after it started a…

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Algeria deserved their Afcon triumph but a shame they decided to win ugly | Jonathan Wilson

Djamel Belmadi’s side were so exciting throughout the tournament yet allowed their verve to take a back seat to time-wasting and diving to edge out Senegal in the finalWhy do Algeria make it so hard for themselves? They have been the best team at this …

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Algeria claim second Afcon title after Bounedjah’s lucky strike sinks Senegal

Algeria have won their first Africa Cup of Nations since 1990 and it is probably a good job that they will not care how. Baghdad Bounedjah’s heavily-deflected early goal gave them an accolade that, over the balance of the tournament, they deserve but t…

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Senegal v Algeria: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the final in CairoPatriotism and soft power: how Egypt sought to gain from AfconEmail Paul here or tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.05pm BST As expected Salis Sané is chosen as the replacement for Koulibaly in the heart of Senegal’s d…

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Afcon final unites two African coaches who represent the future | Jonathan Wilson

Djamel Belmadi and Aliou Cissé used time in Europe to improve their sides and a tactical battle will decide fate of Algeria and SenegalChampigny-sur-Marne is a banlieue about eight miles south-east of the centre of Paris. Algeria’s coach, Djamel Belmad…

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Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatness

After a penalty miss in the 2002 final Cissé has the chance as coach to lead Senegal to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph Related: Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final When calm had been restored on the pitch, in the st…

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Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatness

After a penalty miss in the 2002 final Cissé has the chance as coach to lead Senegal to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph Related: Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final When calm had been restored on the pitch, in the st…

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Dylan Bronn own goal sends Senegal through to Africa Cup of Nations final

A bizarre own goal in extra time handed Senegal a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the drama-filled first of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, securing them a place against either Algeria or Nigeria in Friday’s decider.A terrible mistake by goalke…

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Nigeria into Africa Cup of Nations semis after late winner against South Africa

• William Troost-Ekong’s 89th-minute goal seals 2-1 win• Idrissa Gueye strike earns Senegal 1-0 win over BeninNigeria have reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals but left it late to overcome a gallant South Africa as the tournament served up mor…

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Senegal v Benin: Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final – live!

Africa Cup of Nations updates from the 5pm BST kick-offSouth Africa’s Baxter: ‘We can’t give the country hope’And you can email Paul here or tweet him here 5.03pm BST 3 min: Senegal have taken the initiative from the start and are playing very much in …

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Uganda v Senegal: Africa Cup of Nations last 16 – live!

Minute-by-updates from the 8pm kick-off in CairoFootball Weekly: England heartache, Copa América and AfconAny thoughts? You can email Paul | tweet @Paul_Doyle 8.13pm BST 13 min: Lumala and Mugabi swap zippy passes down the right. Mugabi then tries to …

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Africa Cup of Nations: Madagascar beat Burundi to close in on last-16

• Group B: Madagascar 1-0 Burundi• Marco Ilaimaharitra’s free-kick puts last-16 place in sightAfrica Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar took a giant stride towards the next round as Marco Ilaimaharitra hammered home a late free-kick to beat Burundi 1-…