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Stoke players fail to inspire Senegal

Stoke players fail to inspire Senegal

Stoke's trio of Senegalese international players crashed out of the World Cup qualifiers after drawing 1-1 with Gambia.

Salif Diao, Abdoulaye Faye and Ibrahima Sonko all played a part in the draw in which Senegal had looked like progressing through to the third round until a late strike from Gambia meant they ended up in third place in Group 6.

Tony Pulis will not have been pleased to see Salif Diao play after Stoke City tried to get him withdrawn through injury, but the Senegalese FA insisted that he travel to Africa where he passed a late fitness test and played the first 54 minutes.

There was rioting by disgruntled Senegal fans after the game in scenes reminiscent of Mali's match against Togo last year when Togo fans rioted after losing to Mali in the African Cup of Nations qualifier which saw Mamady Sidibe injured. This time the anger seems to have directed at the Senegal FA headquarters, rather than the players.



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Writer:Chris Baldwin
Date:Sunday October 12 2008
Time: 10:28PM

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Your players were lucky to get out in one piece after the fans started bombarding the pitch with bottles and bricks. It had nothing to do with football... Sometimes it's better that your players don't go away on international duty. Football in Africa is in danger of becoming a political football and clubs like Stoke have to step in and protect their players.
Sindbad
14/10/2008 01:13:00
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my only hope is they they fail to inspire you on saturday...
oxfordspur
15/10/2008 13:37:00
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Hey I have been to Gambia.......went to have a look at their national stadium......some guy there invited me in to have a look round........and the one thing they were most proud of were these two big lawnmowers they had.......cos they were the sit on type...... naaaaa I dont thing politics will be affecting many African teams just yet......
lincolnblue
16/10/2008 10:26:00
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