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Friday, September 18, 2015

Senegal Men's National Soccer Team News

September 18, 2015 - Moussa Seydi scores for gold win over Burkina Faso
"Moussa Seydi scored 84 seconds into the first half to give Senegal the African Games gold medals Friday with a 1-0 final victory over Burkina Faso in Brazzaville. Goalkeeper Kouakou Koffi pushed a Cheikhou Dieng cross into the path of Seydi from French second-tier club Metz and he made no mistake from close range." - CAF

September 15, 2015 - Ibrahima Keita scores brace in win over Congo
"Ibrahima Keita scored twice as Senegal defeated hosts Congo Brazzaville 3-1 Tuesday in the first African Games football semi-final. The gangling striker struck the second and third Senegalese goals at a packed Stade Alphonse Massamba Debat as they booked a place in the final against Nigeria or Burkina Faso." - CAF

September 5, 2015 - Cheikhou Kouyate & Sadio Mane score in win over Namibia
"Senegal top pull three points clear at the summit as they earned a 2-0 away win at Namibia. English Premier League stars Cheikhou Kouyate, of West Ham, and Southampton's Sadio Mane got the goals." - BBC

July 4, 2015 - Mohamed Ndoye scores in win over Gambia
"Senegal enjoyed a 1-0 win against Gambia in Bakau on Saturday, in the return leg of their 2016 African Nations Championship qualifying tie. The Teranga Lions sealed a 4-1 aggregate victory over the Scorpions to extend their continental journey, following their 3-1 win in Dakar in the first leg. Stade de M’Bour striker Mohamed Ndoye gave the visitors the lead after ten minutes of play, with the locals unable to register a reply to the match opener." - African Football

June 20, 2015 - Mamadou Niang & Abdoulaye Ba score in win over Gambia
"Senegal secured a 3-1 home win against Gambia in Dakar on Saturday, in their zone West A opener of the 2016 CHAN qualifiers. Niary-Tally striker Mamadou Niang put the Lions ahead after just 9 minutes of play at Stade Demba Diop, but the Scorpions levelled matters two minutes later through Salif Krubally. However, 22-year-old playmaker Abdoulaye Ba found the back of the net on the stroke of half time, to send the locals with a narrow lead into the break. Moustapha Seck’s protégés managed to hold onto their advantage in the second half, adding to Gambia’s misery in stoppage time thanks to another goal from Mamadou Niang." - African Football

June 13, 2015 - Moussa Konaté, Mame Biram Diouf & Sadio Mané score in win over Burundi
"Senegal enjoyed a 3-1 home win over Burundi in Dakar on Saturday, as the two sides launched their 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign in Group K. Moussa Konaté, Mame Biram Diouf and Sadio Mané were on target for the Teranga Lions, with a successful effort from Fiston Abdoul Razak as the only answer from the visitors. Konaté gave the locals the lead at Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor from the spot in the 15th minute, after being fouled inside the box. The Senegalese took the narrow advantage into halftime, before conceding an equaliser through Fiston Abdoul at the hour mark. However, Stoke City striker Mame Biram Diouf restored the Lions’ one-goal lead four minutes later, with Southampton ace Sadio Mané sealing the victory in stoppage time." - African Football

January 23, 2015 - Serigne Mbodji scores equalizer in draw with South Africa
"Senegal came back for a 1-1 draw with South Africa to move top of Group C at the African Cup of Nations on Friday. Defender Serigne Mbodji equalized with a thumping header in the 61st minute after Senegal had fallen behind to Oupa Manyisa’s goal early in the second half." - Washington Times

January 19, 2015 - Mame Biram Diouf & Moussa Sow score in win over Ghana
"Moussa Sow struck late in injury time to earn Senegal victory over Ghana. The substitute scored with virtually the last kick of the game, slotting in from the edge of the box to snatch all three point for the Teranga Lions. Ghana's Andrew Ayew scored a first-half penalty after Everton winger Christian Atsu had been fouled. But Senegal roared back and hit the bar through Kara Mbodj, before Stoke striker Mame Biram Diouf nodded in an equaliser and Sow wrapped up the win." - BBC

January 13, 2015 - Dame N'Doye scores brace in win over Guinea
"Senegal wrapped up their Africa Cup of Nations preparations with a 5-2 demolition of Guinea on Tuesday.... Dame N'Doye set the ball rolling with a first-half brace and Kara Mbodj made it 3-0 shortly after 57 minutes. A fourth from Alfred N'Diaye appeared to put the result beyond doubt, but Guinea hit back through Kevin Constant. Moussa Konate re-established the four-goal cushion, meaning a late strike for Guinea proved little more than a consolation." - FourFourTwo

January 9, 2015 - Moussa Sow scores in win over Gabon
"Senegal continued their Afcon 2015 preparations with a 1-0 win over Gabon in Casablanca on Friday evening. Alain Giresse decided to start with Pappis Cisse, Mame Birame Diouf and Moussa Sow on the bench, while West Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate was handed a start. The game's deciding goal arrived in the 64th minute, Biram Diouf was brought down in the box and Fenerbahce striker Sow stepped up and converted from the penalty spot." - Soccer Laduma

January 4, 2015 - Sadio Mane out
"Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says Senegal striker Sadio Mane will miss the African Cup of Nations because of a calf injury. Koeman says Sunday that he predicted Mane would be sidelined for four to six weeks and there has been contact with Senegal's football federation. Koeman says 'maybe they will call the player to have a test or to see what exactly happened, but they have to know it because the contact and the scans - they received everything'." - NBC Sports

December 26, 2014 - no Demba Ba
"There was no place for former Chelsea and Newcastle striker Demba Ba when Senegal coach Alain Giresse made public a preliminary squad of 28 players for the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday. The French-born 29-year-old has been on great form for his club side Besiktas in both the Turkish league and the Europa League and took part in the 2012 Nations Cup, playing all three games as Lions of Teranga fell at the first round. Ba’s former teammate, Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse, is the side’s star player with 16 goals from 31 international starts. Giresse, at the helm of the Lions since January 2013, named just one home-based player, the Diambars ‘keeper Ousmane Mane." - Vanguard

November 19, 2014 - Mbodj, Cisse & Sow score in win over Botswana
Senegal were too strong for Botswana in their final 2015 Africa Nations Cup Qualifier in Dakar and ran out 3-0 winners.... Halfway through the first half and Kara Mbodj had already put Senegal ahead on with a header off a corner kick by Pape Kouly Diop. Then Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse doubled their advantage after 26 minutes off a cross from Moussa Sow from the right flank. And in the 72nd minute, Sow put himself on the scoresheet for goal No 3, thanks to another assist by Pape Kouly Diop to wrap up a perfect night for Senegal." - SuperSport

November 15, 2014 - Mame Diouf scores in win over Egypt
"Egypt continues to make history in all the wrong ways during its 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, as it lost its crunch showdown with Senegal 1-0 in Cairo on Saturday. An early mistake from goalkeeper Ahmed El-Shennawy was the difference, as his failure to punch-clear on a high free kick handed Senegal’s Mame Diouf an easy headed goal on seven minutes.... The result was enough to see Senegal through to next year’s finals in Equatorial Guinea and leaves Egypt all but out of contention." - King Fut

November 5, 2014 - roster updates
"Senegal head coach Alain Giresse announced his squad for their upcoming 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt on 15 November and Botswana four days later. West Ham United's in-form striker Diafra Sakho, Southampton's Sadio Mane, Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse and Stoke City's Mame Dirame Diouf were all named to the squad. Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diame was also named to the squad." - FIFA

September 10, 2014 - Mane & N’Doye  score in win over Botswana
"Senegal maintained their place at the top of Group G when they defeated Botswana 2-0 in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Botswana National Stadium on Wednesday night. Sadio Mane opened the scoring late in the first half before Dame N’Doye doubled the lead late in the second half to secure the three points.... Senegal did eventually take the lead in the 33rd minute as N’Doye released Mane through the centre, who then slotted the ball past the goalkeeper from inside the box.... Alain Giresse’s men made the result safe in the 84th minute when N’Doye fired past the goalkeeper from the centre of the box after controlling a cross from the right flank." - SuperSport

September 5, 2014 - Diouf & Mane score in win over Eygpt
"First half goals from Mame Biram Diouf and Sadio Mane saw Senegal secure a comfortable 2-0 win over Egypt in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Dakar. Senegal started with few of their European based players, although Mohammed Diame and Moussa Sow had to settle for a place on the bench. Mame Diouf opened the scoring in the 17th minute, the Stoke City latched onto a through ball before slotting the ball under the Egyptian goalkeeper.... Mane doubled the the home side's lead just before the hallftime break, as new Southampton signing, Sadio Mané, got beyond the Egyptian defence to slot home into the bottom corner." - Soccer Laduma

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