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Senegalese champion for the 2020-2021 season, Teungueth FC, qualified for the preliminaries of the CAF Champions League, did not succeed. The Rufisque club failed to afford a second consecutive qualification, after representing Senegal in the competition last season. A look back at Teungueth’s epic last season and the conditions for the club’s elimination this season
Teungueth FC, a first participation in the Champions League last season
In March 2020, the Senegalese first division championship which was proposed by the betting site in Senegal with bonus stopped mid-season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Halfway, it was Teungueth FC who led the discussions. This has earned the club created in 2010 to represent Senegal during the qualifications of the Champions League of CAF. Winner of Gambia Armed Forces in the first qualifying round, the Senegalese club offered Raja Club Athletic in the second round to finally qualify for the competition.
During the tournament, Teungueth did not shine brightly, but his career is very honorable for a first participation in the most prestigious competitions of African clubs. Housed in the hen of death with Esperance de Tunis, Mouloudia Club d’Alger and Zamalek, Teungueth arrived last in his group. But the band in Youssoupha Dabo will have had the merit of garnering four precious points.
First, it is a precious draw against Zamalek (finalist of the previous edition of the competition) then a 2-1 victory against ES Tunis which subsequently came first in this group D. With this experience , Teungueth made a success of his 2020-2021 season to hope for a place in the Champions League for next season. But things went less well this time for the Senegalese club
Teungueth misses the mark for next season in the Champions League
Arrived first in the Senegalese Ligue 1 after 26 days of the championship, Teungueth naturally inherited the status of representative of Senegal in the CAF Champions League. But for the first round, the Senegalese club inherits a big African cap: ASEC Mimosas. The Ivorian elite football champion did not give the Rufisquois a gift. A very tense first opposition at the Stade Lat Dior in Thiès saw the Ivorians win 0-1. Worse, Teungueth loses Paul Bassène, a key player in the group, who got a red card.
In the return match, the comeback was not possible at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. Another loss by the same score and the smallest of the marks 1-0. Two defeats on all of the two confrontations which close the doors of the Champions League to the Senegalese who recently forced admiration on the continent. A second in a row which will therefore not be possible. However, this club has the talents to return to the competition in the near future.