Disagreement over future of Senegal coach Aliou Cissé

Disagreement over future of Senegal coach Aliou Cissé

Senegal coach Aliou Cissé will see out his current contract at the end of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon mid next year.

Despite his largely satisfactory result since coming on board in March 2015, his employers are yet to reach a consensus for a renewal.

Senegal FA president Augustin Senghor is eager to hand the former Teranga Lions skipper a new deal but the country’s minister of sports is opposing that move.

Matar Ba, in a statement released on Tuesday, said he would wait until after the 2019 AFCON before deliberating on the future of Cissé.

“We don’t know how he would be performing at the tournament. A coach’s contract is extended upon a review of his work,” Ba said.

“We cannot blindly take a decision at the moment. He has done very well but we will see what happens at the AFCON in Cameroon.”

Senegal have qualified for the tournament, with one matchday left in the qualifiers.

Cissé led the Lions to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, failing to progress from the group stage.

 

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