CAN 2021: Aliou Cissé « surprised » but « moved » by the celebration of his players

On the eve of the semi-final against Burkina Faso, the Lions coach returned to the celebration adopted by his players in this CAN 2021.

Facing Cape Verde in the round of 16, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Dieng scored the second goal for a victorious Senegal by 2 to 0, then went to celebrate at the corner post by resuming the famous dance of the late Pape Bouba Diop when he scored often in the National Team, especially this goal against France in the 2022 World Cup. Images that have gone around the world.

Canal+ CAN 2022AFCON 2021: Aliou Cissé "surprised" corn "moved" by celebrating its players - wiwsport

Sunday, in the quarter-finals against Equatorial Guinea, by opening the score for the victorious Lions by 3 to 1, Famara Diédhiou, the number 19 flocked on the back like a bit of memory, did the same, also paying tribute to Pope Bouba Diop. Present at a press conference this afternoon, Aliou Cissé, from the 2002 generation, expressed his feelings.

“I’m surprised because they didn’t tell me about it. But I believe that African football is also the joy of living. This dance is that of the late Bouba Diop. We have a thought for him. I have the chance today to train his younger brothers who ran behind our bus in 2002. And there are quite a few members from 2002 who are in my staff. It’s very good and very moving. That means they have references. », said the coach.

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