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Aliou Cisse: Senegal Head Coach Extends Contract Until 2024

Senegal Football Federation (FSF) announced on Thursday it had agreed a one-year contract extension with coach Aliou Cisse.

Aliou Cisse, who has been in charge since 2015, had signed a two-year contract extension in 2021 after leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations  but has now stretched his mandate with the Teranga Lions up to 2024.

“I’m happy to announce that the FSF and coach Aliou Cisse have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as coach of the Teranga Lions,” FSF president Augustin Senghor wrote told reporters.

“We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national team can only go higher from here.”

The 46-year-old Cisse took over as coach in March 2015 and at  the 2021 Nations Cup in Cameroon he steered the his side to their first-ever African title.

As a player, Cisse captained Senegal at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, where they beat holders France in the opening game and reached the quarter-finals.

His club career took in spells at Lille and Paris St Germain before playing in the English Premier League with Birmingham City and later Portsmouth, as well as earning 35 caps for the Senegal national team.

He coached Senegal’s under-23 team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and then took over the senior side.



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