Mayacine Mar after the Lions qualification for Qatar 2022: « Take the ball on the rebound and redo our local football »
The National Technical Director (DTN), Mayacine Mar, insisted on the need to « remake » local Senegalese football so that it is « very efficient » in Africa following Senegal’s third qualification to a final phase of the FIFA Cup. soccer world.
The Lions of Senegal won their qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup last night against Egypt, in a bubbling Abdoulaye Wade stadium. A qualification which confirms the status of Senegal as a great nation of African football and which, according to the DTN of the national team, must serve as a boost for local football.
» Today, we are first in Africa. The icing on the cake, we qualified for the World Cup for the second time in a row.“, we read on APS, from the DTN Mayacine Mar, after the qualification of the Lions. » I think we deserve it, we have been working for a long time in difficulty, in misunderstanding. We are going for the second time in a row to the World Cup, we are African champions“, added Mayacine Mar.
However, the Senegalese clubs which entered this season in continental competitions did not make it past the preliminary rounds. Last season, after several years of absence, the teams of Teungueth FC and Jaraaf, respectively champion and winner of the Senegal Cup, played in the group stages of the Champions League and the African Football Confederation (CAF ). A situation that pushes the DTN to insist on better health for football at the national level. » We need to take the ball on the rebound and redo our (local) football so that it performs very well in Africa »