Senegal’s national women’s team played two friendly matches last weekend (September 11 and 12, 2021) against a selection made up of local players. The coach of Lionesses Moustapha Gaye says he is satisfied and looks forward to the tournament which starts this Saturday, September 17 against Guinea.
From our correspondent in Senegal,
The Lionesses of Senegal beat on Saturday and Sunday (September 11 and 12, 2021) the local selection (81-28 and 72-41). Two friendly matches which indeed enabled coach Moustapha Guèye to assess his team before leaving for Yaoundé, scheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m. GMT.
“There are two assessments. That of the players and that of the game. We had chosen the 12 before these two games to be in the game project. There are lessons to be learned. On one had two completely different matches. The local team has improved a lot. It gave us a lot of problems. This is what was wanted. It is beneficial from all points of view for us ”, says the technician, double African champion 2009 and 2015 with Senegal. And to regret otherwise. “It’s a shame that we didn’t have international opponents but we are happy with that. Corn per think there are a lot of lessons and improvements in the gameHe said.
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For these two friendly matches for Senegal, Bintou Diémé (leader) and Mame Marie Sy (strong wing) were left to rest. The Lionesses often not a match-maker in Yaoundé. They will directly attack the competition on Saturday against Guinea.
“We will try to improve during the competition. We will only have access to the Palais Polyvalent the day before (Friday September 16). We will organize ourselves to find a training ground. It will be difficult but we will try», He argues. And to note about his opponents: “We are trying to get information on this Guinean team, we have some with coach Sir Parfaito Adjuvon who will be our video analyst. He’s hard at work. I think that at the appropriate time, we will have all the information on Guinea and Egypt», Concludes the national coach of Senegal.