Senegal coach: We are not the favorites to qualify for the World Cup
Senegal coach: We are not the favorites to qualify for the World Cup because of the curse of the African champion
Senegal coach Aliou Cissé confirmed that his team is not a candidate to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, during the two confrontations with our Egyptian national team, because historically the statistics say that the African Nations champion fails to qualify for the next World Cup.
Our Egyptian national team will host its Senegalese counterpart, tomorrow, Friday, at nine thirty in the evening, at the “Cairo” stadium, while the return match will be held next Tuesday evening at the “Abdullah Wade” stadium in Diaminiadio.
Cisse said to the official website of the Confederation of African Football “C”, “Facing the Egyptian national team seems very difficult, and the evidence is that we defeated them on penalties in the last African Nations Cup final.”
He added, “We are the African champions, but we are not the candidates to qualify because the statistics say that all the teams that were champions of Africa did not qualify for the next World Cup.”
Cameroon was the last victim of the curse of the African champion, when it won the Nations Cup in 2017, and the following year failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Senegal won the African Nations Cup, which was held recently in Cameroon, for the first time in its history, after defeating our Egyptian national team 4-2 on penalties.