AFCON AFCON 2023: Cisse Satisfied With His Team Performance

The coach of the Senegalese national team, Aliou Cisse, expressed his complete delight with the way the reigning champions defeated The Gambia 3-0.

The Teranga Lions on Monday at Yamoussoukro o began their TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 title defence on a flyer.

A first half goal from Pape Gueye and a brace from youngster, Lamine Camara was enough to see Senegal get all the points.

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After the convincing win, the coach noted that the team performed admirably in spite of the challenging heat and played effectively.

“I am very satisfied with the performance of the players, especially since things were difficult given the climatic conditions and heat that we faced.

We will continue to work hard on a few things that need to be rectified but overall, I am very happy with this victory”, said the coach.

Regarding the youthful talent, Lamine Camara, who made his TotalEnergies CAF AFCON debut with a TotalEnergies Man of the Match performance, Cisse declared emphatically that it was his day to shine.

“Lamine Camara is a young player, and his time has come.

“He scored two goals against Gambia and gave a distinguished performance on the field.

“The young player must be trusted and developed.”

Cisse told his rivals not to give up because there were still games to be played and they shouldn’t give up.

“It is not over for Gambia after losing in the first match.

“They can correct it, just like what happened to us in the World Cup where we lost our first match in the group stage.

They can still turn things around” urged the coach

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