The president of the Federation of Senegal Football Augustin Sengor has confirmed that Aliou Cisse will continue as the coach of the Teranga Lions into the 2023 African Cup of Nations. The former International defender has been under immense pressure due to the average performance of the team at the just concluded 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Rumours where flying around that Cisse would be relieved of his duties and another manager would be employed to tinker with the team. But Sengor on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that they’ve agreed that Cisse will be allowed to continue with the team.
“We are in a project and I foresee that the national coach will bring the team to defend our continental title during the CAN in Côte d’Ivoire”, Sengor said in an interview. Cote d’Ivoire will host the 2023 AFCON in the winter of January/February 2024.