the setbacks of the Senegalese case

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Declared candidate for the organization of CAN 2027, Senegal has seen its file
” return “ by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

According to the revelations of the local daily Source AQuoted by Wiwsporta meeting recently took place between the Senegalese government, members of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) and the CAN 2027 Candidature Committee. Meeting during which the said committee reported on the events that took place in Cairo , in Egypt, on May 22, when the Senegalese delegation submitted the africa champions 2022 bid to organize the 2027 edition.

A new 192-page file on the CAF office

As our colleagues report, the file presented
“was not convincing in the eyes of CAF”. The latter has ” return “ the document to the delegation composed of Victor Ciss, the secretary general of the FSF, Ibrahima Ndao, the special adviser to the Minister of Sports, and Léonard Diagne, an influential member of the Sports Commission of the FSF. The goal is for the trio of officials to submit a new file, taking into account the
“observations” of the proceeding, before June 4, 2023. According to the indiscretions of Source A, the file submitted the day before the deadline, set for May 23, would have been botched. It would have been done hastily, at the last minute. The recommendations of the CAF, which did not reject it, however, had the merit of having this file revised.

Therefore, the new 192-page document is expected to be sent to CAF headquarters in Cairo on Thursday 1er
June, while the delegation was instructed by the government to submit it before June 3, to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

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