Ligue 2: Between success in selection and relegation in club, a contrasting season for Saliou Ciss
African champion with the Lions of Senegal, Saliou Ciss is living a very contrasting year 2022 between the national team and his club, AS Nancy Lorraine, officially relegated to National this weekend.
In a direct duel for maintenance against Quevilly Rouen Métropole, AS Nancy Lorraine, in its Marcel-Picot stadium, missed the opportunity to keep a tiny hope of remaining in Ligue 2 at the end of the season. . The Lorraine club remained on five consecutive matches without a win. Nancy fell to last place in Ligue 2 after matchday five and hasn’t left since.
Resident of the Lorraine club for three seasons, the left side of the Lions is going through difficult times with his formation in Ligue 2. Current red lantern in the antechamber of French football, AS Nancy is officially relegated and will play in National next season. A blow for Saliou Ciss who was a major player in the selection of Aliou Cissé.
The Senegalese international, who arrived at the club in September 2019, will undoubtedly experience his second relegation, after that experienced at the end of his first season in the French elite with Valenciennes in 2013-2014. While he arrived in France in 2013, Saliou Ciss only played twice in the first (2013-2014 with Valenciennes and 2017-2018 with Angers).
While he had an excellent CAN 2021 with the Lions, Saliou Ciss completed a very contrasting 2021-2022 exercise. The glory in the national team and the descent in the club when he was part of the executives both in the club and in the national team. Will the best African left side leave at the end of the season? Will his good African Cup offer him opportunities to leave AS Nancy Lorraine? What is certain is that he will be out of contract next June.
#ASNLQRM Infinite sadness!
Following the smoke bombs sent by the supporters, the match was definitively stopped in the 40th minute. L’#ASNL will play National next season.
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– AS Nancy-Lorraine (@asnlofficiel) April 22, 2022