Despite a substantially revised roster to face Madagascar and Mali on 23 and 26 March, Senegal coach Aliou Cisse was once again goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya) and Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht). If the door remains open for the second, it is not really the case of the first city …
On Wednesday, Senegal coach Aliou Cissé released his list of 25 players selected to face Madagascar and Mali March 23 and 26 in Thies. With goalkeeper Dialy Ndiaye (Cayor Foot), midfielders Mamdou Loum Ndiaye (FC Porto) and Krépin Diatta (Bruges) and Sada Thioub (Nîmes), four new players are emerging while Papa Alioune N & # 39; Diaye (Galatasaray), absent from the last lists, makes his big comeback. But no traces on the other hand of the other two former helicopters who have also been hit since the 2018 World Cup: goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye (Horoya) and central defender Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht). Two absences in which Cissé was inevitably questioned on Wednesday at a news conference.
And for Khadim Ndiaye (33), holder during the Russian campaign, the door seems very well closed now. Edouard Mendy, very successful with Reims, has everything to become the new goal number one for the Lions, while Cissé preferred to bet on the youth of Dialy Ndiaye, recently revealed during the CAN Sub-20, instead of the experience of his elder. " Why the short memoir about Khadim? He had disappeared from the squad two years before I arrived, he was not there at the time of Alain Giresse. It was I who brought back and imposed as number 1 and heard all the critics at that time"Cissé recalled first before sending a less encouraging message to the doorman.
Cisse hopes Mbodji for his " best level"
" Today we decided to have another way of thinking, since I said we have young goalkeepers. It's just that, but there's nothing personal about Khadim, he's an exceptional kid. We've always had good reports, but like I said there are guards like Edouard, Alfred, Dialy, who are young players who deserve the chance"Cisse was justified in a much more optimistic mood over Mbodji, who has found time for Anderlecht to play and trust after a difficult start to the season with FC Nantes.
" It is a debate that we try to create and that does not exist. Everyone knows my relationship with Kara. I think it happens to see what happens to your club from time to time. He himself, he said, went to Nantes and did not play much, was not holder and unfortunately for him did not go well with the coach. We are just waiting for him to get his best level, the national team is not closed"Cisse Assis Despite the emergence of the young guard incarnated by Pope Abu Cissé (Olympiakos) and Pope Djibril Diaw (Angers), Mbodji can therefore hold on to hope …