Senegal named “team to beat”

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The next African Cup of Nations (CAN) will begin in January 2024. For this new edition, the Senegalese holder, through the president of his federation, has great ambitions.

Winners of CAN 2021 ahead of Egypt (0-0, 4 tab to 2), the lions know they are expected for the next edition which will take place from January 13 to February 11, 2024 in Ivory Coast. And the president of their federation, Augustin Senghor, is well aware of this. ” The objective is the conservation of our trophy. It is clear that we are the team to beat (…) but everyone is working on it. There are about ten quality teams who will challenge us, but we will know how to be there with humility. We will do everything to keep this trophy at least two or three times before it goes back to other countries “, pleaded the leader with the APS.

Aliou Cissé congratulated

A few months after an honest career in the World Cup – they were eliminated in the round of 16 – and after a qualification already in their pocket for the next CAN, Augustin Senghor also took the opportunity to salute the work of coach Aliou Cissé: “ Since taking charge of the team, Senegal have always qualified early. He hasn’t lost in the playoffs. And it’s important to qualify quickly and send a message as defending champions to all of Africa. It is true that the Senegalese are currently irresistible on the African continent. Since winning CAN 2021 in Cameroon, the Lions have won Beach Soccer CAN 2022, CHAN 2022 and CAN Under-20 2023. Next deadline for the teammates of Sadio Mane : a hassle-free trip to Benin on June 12th.

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