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Assistant Coach Puts Senegal’s Disqualification Behind Him

Ibou Diallo, Senegal women’s handball team assistant gaffer has moved on from the scenario which led to Senegal’s disqualification and four-year suspension.

The Lionesses suffered a shocking disqualification from the Confederation of Africa Handball for fielding an ineligible player.

Senegal, following CAH’s investigation, were found wanting of using Doungou Camara who’d featured for France’s female handball team.

According to the continent’s handball governing body, Senegal did not communicate Camara’s switch of allegiance before going ahead to field her in matches.

This debacle began when Tunisia lodged a successful appeal to the CAH contesting eligibility of the aforesaid player after biting the dust to Senegal in the semis of the championship.

After subjecting to scrutiny, the complaints against Senegal, CAH disqualified the West African nation slamming it with a further four-year ban.

The verdict by the confederation has had tongues wagging with the Senegalese press branding the move high-handed.

And sounded for his comments over the controversy after touching down in Paris, Ibou Diallo assistant gaffer of the Senegalese handball outfit said, he’d moved on from the incident but insists the Lionesses were better placed to win the championship.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Time to forget this disqualification suffered by the Lionesses of Senegal even though they had, by the look of things, won their place in the final of the African Cup of Nations,”[/perfectpullquote]

Diallo who’s also coach of Stade Valeriquais , a handball team in France, says.

Asked about the gravity the ban will have on Senegal, Diallo, said it would take time for the wound to heal.

Senegal had looked on track of clinching their first ever senior handball championship having got off to an impressive start till in the semis in Angola.

Diallo, whose parents hail from Senegal, said he was unsurprised by the prepossessing performances of the girls.

“Given what the girls have produced on all stages (from qualification to the tournament proper) and during preparation, this is not surprising,” he tells París Normandie Sports.


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