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Senegalese club US Ouakam gets seven years ban

Senegalese club US Ouakam gets seven years ban

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The Senegalese Professional Football League (LSFP) handed a seven-year ban to US Ouakam following the crowd trouble which left eight people dead during the League Cup final against Stade de Mbour last month. The LSFP's disciplinary committee said it holds US Ouakam "exclusively responsible" for the tragedy at the Stade Demba Diop on 15 July. US Ouakam were further punished with a demotion to the lowest tier of Senegalese football at the end of their seven-year suspension. The 2011 Senegalese League Champions have also been issued with a fine of 10 million francs (CFA) with Stade de Mbour being awarded the trophy as winners. US Ouakam had been temporarily banned in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy which started moments after visitors Stade de Mbour had taken a 2-1 lead in ...
Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr ‘rejects Barcelona’ for Rennes move

Senegal’s Ismaila Sarr ‘rejects Barcelona’ for Rennes move

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Senegal international winger Ismaila Sarr says he rejected a move to Spanish giants Barcelona to sign for French side Stade Rennes. The 19-year-old Teranga Lion has secured a four-year contract in a deal worth $20m (£15.2m) as he switched from rivals Metz. "I could have gone to Spain and join the great Barcelona, but leaving Metz to join them was too early," he said. "I saw Rennes as a club that will help me progress and reach great heights." With just six caps for his country, Sarr has already been compared to former Rennes winger Ousmane Dembele, who now plays for Borussia Dortmund. However the teenager is keen to create his own legacy. "I still have to progress defensively, offensively with more flair, and be more decisive in my approach towards goal," he added. "Wi
Ouakam suspended by Senegal FA after tragedy

Ouakam suspended by Senegal FA after tragedy

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US Ouakam have been suspended by Senegal's Football Federation (FSF) following a stampede which resulted in the deaths of eight fans. Nearly 100 other spectators were injured as Ouakam fans clashed with those of rivals Stade de Mbour during Saturday's League Cup final. "US Ouakam are temporarily suspended," the FSF said in a statement. The FSF's disciplinary committee will decide on sanctions against Ouakam shortly, it added. The AFP news agency said multiple witnesses reported seeing the team's fans throw stones and other objects at the Mbour supporters. This came moments after the visiting side had taken a 2-1 lead in extra-time of the final. A wall at the Demba Diop stadium in the capital Dakar collapsed following the fighting between fans. Police responded with tea...
Senegal Demba Diop: Football stadium collapse kills eight

Senegal Demba Diop: Football stadium collapse kills eight

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A wall collapsed at a football stadium in Senegal on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring almost 90. It fell in after fighting began between rival fans and police responded with tear gas, with a stampede ensuing. Stade de Mbour were playing Union Sportive Ouakam at the Demba Diop stadium in the capital Dakar. The country has suspended all sporting and cultural events for the rest of the month. During the clashes, come fans threw projectiles including stones at others. Pictures circulating online appear to show people scrambling over a low wall amid clouds of gas. With the score 1-1 after 90 minutes, Mbour took a goal in the first period of extra time to win 2-1, and violence broke out at the final whistle. Cheikh Maba Diop, whose friend died in the incident and who...
Ghana drops one step on July FIFA rankings

Ghana drops one step on July FIFA rankings

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The Ghana Black Stars have dropped in latest edition of the FIFA/Coca Cola Ranking for the month of July. Ghana has moved one step up from 49 to the 50th position on the current World FIFA ranking released. The Black stars failed to gather points following defeats to Mexico and the United States of America in their last friendly games. Ghana maintained their ninth position in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Burkina Faso and DR Congo. Below are the first 10 countries in Africa 1 Egypt 2 Senegal 3 Congo DR 4 Tunisia 5 Cameroon 6 Nigeria 7 Burkina Faso 8 Algeria 9 Ghana 10 Ivory Coas
Ghana maintains 45th position on new FIFA ranking

Ghana maintains 45th position on new FIFA ranking

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Ghana maintained it position as the 45th place team on the FIFA ranking for the month of May. This means that the Black Stars also remain at the eighth position on the African lather behind Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and other countries. May did not see a lot of changes on the ranking list since they were no international matches. The likes of Egypt and Senegal remained at the No.1 and 2 on the African continent with Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, DR Congo and Tunisia following respectively.
Ghana drops two places on FIFA rankings

Ghana drops two places on FIFA rankings

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The Ghana Black Stars have moved up on the newly release Coca Cola/ FIFA ranking for the month of March. The senior national team move two places from the previous 43rd position to the 45th position. The slip on the table is as a result of Ghana’s failure to play a friendly game on the FIFA free day last month. Meanwhile the Stars are placed on eighth position on the African ranking behind Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, DR Congo and Tunisia respectively. Brazil has returned to the first spot on the ranking after seven years of missing out. This come after the South Americans booked their place to the 2018 Russia World cup becoming the first country to do so.  
Liverpool still waiting on severity Sadio Mane’s injury

Liverpool still waiting on severity Sadio Mane’s injury

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Liverpool's Sadio Mane will miss Wednesday's match with Bournemouth, but Jurgen Klopp says it is "possible" the Senegal forward could be ruled out for the rest of the Premier League season. Mane, 24, had to be taken off after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's 3-1 home victory over Everton. There were reports that Mane, a £34m signing from Southampton last summer, might miss the rest of the campaign. But manager Klopp said: "It is not 100% clear. We have to wait a bit." When asked if the injury would be "season-ending", the German added: "Unfortunately it is possible. But why should I say that now? "The only thing I can say for sure is he will not be available for tomorrow. The knee is swollen and we have to wait for the final assessment." However, England striker Dani
Wa All Stars for WAFU tourney

Wa All Stars for WAFU tourney

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The Ghana FA has postponed Aduana Stars' Premier League game against Wa All Stars scheduled for Sunday. The move has become necessary after the Premier League champions were invited for a WAFU tournament in Senegal. The Ghanaians are expected to participate in the mini-club competition which could last for a week. The FA is yet to set a new date for the clash.
Senegal vs Ivory Coast friendly game abandoned over crowd trouble

Senegal vs Ivory Coast friendly game abandoned over crowd trouble

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A friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned after 88 minutes after crowd trouble spilled onto the pitch with dozens of fans invading the field of play and confronting players. As the game, played at the Charlety Stadium on the outskirts of Paris, was winding down to a 1-1 draw, a minority of fans started to cause trouble in the stands before evading stewards and entering the field of play. A group of spectators from outside the ground were photographed vaulting security fences and entered the stadium, presumably without tickets, shortly before trouble began. Stewards attempts to catch a topless pitch invader after the players had exited the field of play (Image credit: Getty Images) With stewards struggling to chase down the pitch invaders, one appear...