With an extraordinary performance in its last matches, Senegal is now eagerly anticipated by football enthusiasts. Currently leading the COSAFA Cup, the qualifiers for the Africa World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations, there is every reason to believe that this team will work wonders in the coming months.
That’s why we decided today to focus on this talented African team. Focus on the football players to follow in Senegal!
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of basketball, plinko games or running, we can’t talk about Senegal without the formidable name of Sadio Mane† If the 30-year-old Senegalese is known for his incredible generosity, he shines just as well on the pitch.
In his national team, Sadio Mané is the hope of a whole people. In every match he plays, he puts on performances worthy of a war machine. Moreover, his performances do not only bring Senegal to life. Sadio Mané’s right foot also ensures that a lot of ink flows on the other side of the Channel, as does his generosity.
Sadio Mane currently plays for Liverpool FC alongside Egyptian Mohamed Salah and works wonders in all the competitions he participates in. With his Egyptian teammate, the Senegalese left winger continues to make it difficult for the opposing defenders.
For the 2019 Golden Ball ranking, Sadio Mane was in fourth place just behind Cristiano Ronaldo and before Mohamed Salah.
Born on March 1, 1992 in France, Edouard Mendy is the goalkeeper of the Senegalese national football team. If he was silent for a long time, it was in 2020 that he was talked about.
Football fans heard with surprise the transfers of the Senegalese from Rennes to Chelsea in the summer of 2020. The transfer of this goalkeeper could have happened in silence, except that a certain amount was mentioned. This transfer took place in exchange for an amount of 25 million euros, which did not fail to challenge the media.
According to the analyses, this amount is well deserved and it did not take long for the investment to pay off. Edouard Mendy has been crowned Europe’s best goalkeeper for the 2020-2021 season by UEFA.
Barely 22 years old, Bamba Dieng, whose real name is Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacke Dieng, is a minor phenomenon in the football world today. The Senegalese has evolved as a striker within his national team and has gotten his sesame to play abroad since 2020.
Since 2020, the young striker has been playing for Olympique de Marseille to the delight of French fans. Admittedly, he’s not yet playing as a starter for OM, but everything points to him earning his spot. He has already proven himself by scoring some very interesting goals, which is an exceptional achievement for a non-starter.
Note that Olympique de Marseille got the Senegalese striker for just 400,000 euros. Today, the young child prodigy is already worth more than 5 million euros. He is a player to keep an eye on.
Undoubtedly one of the most famous Senegalese players among Parisians, Idrissa Gueye is also on our list today. At 34 years old, the Senegalese defender continues to dazzle football fans.
Knowing the ferocity of the Senegalese defenders, Idrissa Gueye is the main force. The same can be said of Paris Saint-Germain, as Idrissa Gueye has been joining PSG since the summer of 2019. Admittedly, he takes the middle position, but he shows remarkable performances with Marco Verratti, Angel Di Maria and Danilo Pereira by his side.
Mamadou Kaly Sene
Let’s finish this roster of Senegalese players to follow by Mamadou Kaly Séné. As young as he is, at the height of his 21 years, Mamadou Kaly Séné has already played matches in the European Cup and the Champions League.
The young Senegalese is playing for today the grasshopperbut this should only last one season, as the young prodigy is due to return to FC Basel, his official team, at the end of this rental season.