Faces of Soccer: Senegal – a letter to the nationwide workforce

Faces of Football: Senegal - a letter to the national team

Pricey Senegalese nationwide workforce, 

My identify is Mamadou Loum, and I dwell in Rome, capital of gorgeous Italy. I’ve been residing right here since 2009 and I work as a warehouse assistant. Outdoors of labor, I play soccer – I’m a goalkeeper for a workforce known as Soccer Uni. 

I’ve been following the Senegalese nationwide workforce since manner again in 1992, through the wonderful period of François Bocandé, Victor Diagne and Souleymane Sané. What a workforce that was. 

Senegal is a proud nation and whereas I’ve skilled some fantastic moments, I’ve additionally skilled some disappointments too. A reminiscence that also hurts to at the present time is the Africa Cup of Nations remaining defeat to Cameroon in 2002. 

It’s fantastic to be going into this World Cup in Qatar having just lately righted the wrongs of 2002 and received the Africa Cup of Nations in the beginning of the yr. Successful it’s one thing I’ll by no means, ever, overlook. 

To the Senegalese nationwide workforce, I ship you this small message of encouragement forward of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This World Cup might be a fantastic one for us, with a lot expertise within the squad I really imagine we are able to go far. 

The one factor we actually ask from you guys is that you just take pleasure in yourselves, and that we take pleasure in watching you play. Play the soccer that you just play so properly, have faith in your self and provides it your all. 

No matter you do although, simply know that being there and competing on the event makes younger folks throughout Senegal dream – dream of representing our fantastic nation on a world stage.

All united, all collectively, we want can obtain nice issues. Manko wouti ndamli. We’re all behind you, as at all times.

The entire of Senegal and all of the Senegalese of the world are behind you! 

Come on you Lions!

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