Monday, January 28, 2008

Senegal Coach Quits as Teranga Lions Falter

Senegal coach, Henri Kasperczak, has quit the team with immediate effect, throwing the team's stumbling progress in the Africa Cup of Nations into even more confusion. A disappointing draw in the opener against Tunisia, having apparently dominated the game, followed by the 3-1 loss to Angola at the weekend did it for the former Polish international. Senegal now have to beat South Africa handily in the next game Thursday to stand any chance but a draw between Angola and Tunisia will make their result irrelevant. It will be interesting to see what kind of team the new coach, Lamine Ndiaye, puts out. Will our favorite son, Bouna Coundoul, get the nod after a faltering display by veteran Tony Sylva in the Angola game? Then again, with all to play for, this may not be the time to drop your veteran goalkeeper. Apparently, 15 of the 20 Premier League teams have scouts at the tournament. So, if Bouna does get his chance, who knows where he will end up next season? Here's the link to the Kasperczak story on the BBC.

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