Senegal determined to get back on the winning trail

Senegal determined to get back on the winning trail
Arthur Masuaku of DR Congo challenged by Nicolas Jackson of Senegal during the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers match between Senegal and DR Congo at Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade in Diamniadio, Senegal on 6 June 2024 ©Lamine Faye/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jun 08, 2024. 12:54

Senegal will target a return to winning ways when they take on Mauritania in a 2026 World Cup qualifier at the Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya in Nouakchott on Sunday, June 9.

Kick-off is at 6pm CAT (SA, GMT+2)

The Lions of Teranga were expected to cruise through Group B of qualifying, but they have stuttered thus far and find themselves two points behind Sudan in second place.

Aliou Cisse’s side, who were dethroned as continental champions at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, made a positive start to proceedings after thrashing South Sudan 4-0 in Diamniadio on November 18.

They were then held to a goalless draw by Togo in Lome on November 21 before DR Congo scored a late equaliser to deny them victory at the Diamniadio Olympic Stadium, where it finished 1-1 on June 6.

The West Africans remain unbeaten in the group, although they’ll be determined to collect maximum points on matchday 4 to put pressure on the Secretarybirds.

The Lions of Chinguetti enjoyed a fine AFCON campaign, reaching the round of 16 for the first time before bowing out to Cape Verde, but they’ve struggled to get going in the World Cup qualifiers.

Amir Abdou’s side have only picked up one point from their opening three matches and they’ve yet to find the back of the net.

Mauritania were beaten 2-0 by Sudan on June 6 and lost to DR Congo by the same scoreline on November 15 before sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw with South Sudan six days later.

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