As part of the friendly matches, the Senegalese football team will face their counterparts from Cape Verde, this Tuesday, June 8 at 7 pm, at the Lat Dior Stadium in Thies. The match will be played on the pitch whose « catastrophic » state the Lions’ striker, Sadio Mané, has denounced.
After a first friendly played last Saturday by the Lions of Senegal who beat their counterparts from Zambia, on a score of three goals to one (3-1), the band Sadio Mané finds the temple of football in the region of Thies (70 of Dakar), the Lat Dior stadium in particular, where hovers a very bitter memory. Indeed, in addition to the power cut that occurred during the match against Zambia, forcing the players of both teams to stay in the locker room for more than half an hour, the football field did not meet expectations.
Referring to the power cut, Sadio Mané said: « The Senegalese people deserve better. For top players to wait 30-35 minutes to get back into the game is complicated. What happened is not worthy of a football country like Senegal. « The state of the pitch was also catastrophic, it must be improved. We did what we had to do but not everything was rosy, » Sadio Mané lamented immediately after the match against Zambia. A release that had finished triggering controversy in Senegal.
If many supported the position of the Lions striker, denouncing a lightness of Senegalese football authorities, others went as far as to evoke the origins of villagers of the child of Bambali (village in Casamance, in southern Senegal), castigating the player’s output. This evening, Senegal will play a friendly match against Cape Verde on the same pitch of the Lat Dior stadium.