BREAKING: Angry Senegalese Striker Accuses Coach of Favoritism
Disunity is brewing in the Senegalese camp after striker Diafra Sakho directed uncomplimentary remarks on the Teranga Lions’ coach.
The former West Ham United goal-poacher is reported to have accused Cisse of favouritism.
Sakho was bought on in the final minutes of Senegal’s shock loss to Colombia in the World Cup group stages in what was the centre-forward’s only appearance in the events in Russia.
Sadio Mane, Mbaye Niang, Keita Diao Balde, Cheikh Ndoye and Ismaila Sarr have been preferred in attack while he warmed the substitutes’ bench – a thing a tabloid in Dakar reports has left the Guediawaye-born exasperated.
Consequently, the 28-year-old is said to have accused Cisse of favouritism and could take a decision on his international future with the West African country.
In a fit of anger, the Rennes goal-getter reportedly told reporters in the aftermath of Thursday’s game that Cisse is not what he presents to be and has his priority list of players.
According to a source, Sakho is not the only fuming player over his lack of minutes at the World Cup with a number of senior dressing room figures also believed to be displeased over the former captain’s handling of the team.
This is the first time report of feud is emanating between the gaffer and his players with Aliou thought to have a strong bonding with his squad.
The Teranga Lions began the campaign on an impressive note beating Poland 2-1 before drawing a spirited Japan 2-2 and losing to Colombia as no African team reached the Knockouts.
The team is due to return to Dakar on Saturday at 3am.