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Senegal national under-23 football team

Senegal national under-23 football team (also known as Senegal Olympic, Senegal U-23) represents Senegal in international football competitions in the Olympic Games and the CAF U-23 Championship. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23 but the Olympics allows for the addition of up to three overage players. The team is controlled by the Senegalese Football Federation. Senegal made its first appearance in football at the 2012 Olympics in London.[1]

Senegal Under-23
Nickname(s)Les Lionceaux de la Teranga
(Cubs of Teranga)
AssociationSenegalese Football Federation
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachSerigne Saliou Dia
CaptainPape Seydou Ndiaye
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Nigeria 1–2 Senegal Senegal
(1972 Olympic qualifier)
Biggest win
 Senegal 2 - 0 Uruguay 
(London; Great Britain 29 July 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Tunisia 3–1 Senegal Senegal
(1992 Olympic qualifier)
 Mexico 4–2 Senegal Senegal
(2012 Summer Olympics)
Summer Olympics
Appearances1 (first in 2012)
Best resultQuarter-finals 2012

Competitive RecordEdit

CAF U-23 ChampionshipEdit

CAF U-23 Championship Record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
  2011 Fourth Place 4 5 2 0 3 3 5
Total 1/1 - 5 2 0 3 3 5

Olympic GamesEdit

Host nation / Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
  1896 No football tournament was held
  1900 Did not enter
  1904
  1908
  1912
  1920
  1924
  1928
  1932 No football tournament was held
  1936 Did not enter
  1948
  1952
  1956
  1960
  1964
  1968
  1972 Did not qualify
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 6 6
  2016 Did not qualify
Total 1/25 4 1 2 1 6 6
*Denotes draws including knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Recent resultsEdit

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
26 March 2011
CAF Championship qualification
Dakar, Senegal   Senegal
0 – 0
  Angola
9 April 2011
CAF Championship qualification
Benguela, Angola   Angola
1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
  Senegal
Fall   110'
4 June 2011
CAF Championship qualification
Tunis, Tunisia   Tunisia
0 – 0
  Senegal
18 June 2011
CAF Championship qualification
Dakar, Senegal   Senegal
1 – 0
  Tunisia
Sané   50'
26 November 2011
CAF Championship
Tangier, Morocco   Algeria
1 – 0
  Senegal
29 November 2011
CAF Championship
Tangier, Morocco   Senegal
2 – 1
  Nigeria
Mbodj   34', Sané   42'
2 December 2011
CAF Championship
Tangier, Morocco   Morocco
0 – 1
  Senegal
Wade   31'
6 December 2011
CAF Championship
Tangier, Morocco   Senegal
0 – 1 (a.e.t.)
  Gabon
10 December 2011
CAF Championship
Marrakech, Morocco   Senegal
0 – 2
  Egypt
23 April 2012
Olympic play-off
Coventry, Great Britain   Oman
0 – 2
  Senegal
Baldé   2', Sané   87'
13 July 2012
Friendly match
Maspalomas, Spain   Spain
0 – 2
  Senegal
Seck   14', Mané   46'
17 July 2012
Friendly match
Solothurn, Switzerland    Switzerland
0 – 1
  Senegal
Konaté   5'

Forthcoming fixturesEdit

Date Competition Location Home Team Result Away Team Scorers
20 July 2012
Friendly match
Stevenage, England   Senegal
0-3
  South Korea
26 July 2012
2012 Olympics
Manchester, England   Great Britain
1-1
  Senegal
29 July 2012
2012 Olympics
London, England   Senegal
2-0
  Uruguay
1 August 2012
2012 Olympics
Coventry, England   Senegal
1-1
  U.A.E.

SquadEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 21 players were called up for the 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegal.[2]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Pape Seydou Ndiaye (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 26)   Niary Tally
16 1GK Pape Abdoulaye Dieng (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 24)   Dakar Sacré-Cœur
21 1GK Mouhamed Mbaye (1995-11-10) 10 November 1995 (age 23)   Excellence Foot
14 2DF Adama Mbengue (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 25)   Diambars
13 2DF Alhassane Sylla (1995-08-24) 24 August 1995 (age 24)   Diambars
19 2DF Moussa Wagué (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 21)   Eupen
4 2DF Ibrahima Diédhiou (1994-10-13) 13 October 1994 (age 25)   Eupen
15 2DF El Hadj Pape Djibril Diaw (1994-12-31) 31 December 1994 (age 24)   ASV Geel
17 2DF Modou Diagne (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 25)   Nancy
6 3MF Sidy Sarr (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 (age 23)   K.V. Kortrijk
2 3MF Ousseynou Thioune (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 25)   Diambars
5 3MF Boubacar Cissokho (1994-12-06) 6 December 1994 (age 24)   ASC Suneor
8 3MF Samba Ndiaye (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 25)   Eupen
10 3MF Abdoulaye Ba (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 26)   Niary Tally
3 3MF Nestor Mendy (1995-02-26) 26 February 1995 (age 24)   Diambars
20 4FW Cheikhou Dieng (1993-11-23) 23 November 1993 (age 25)   St. Pölten
18 4FW Moussa Seydi (1996-08-21) 21 August 1996 (age 23)   FC Metz
12 4FW Habib Diallo (1995-06-18) 18 June 1995 (age 24)   Brest
7 4FW Sylvain Badji (1994-06-28) 28 June 1994 (age 25)   AS Douanes
9 4FW Ibrahima Sory Keïta (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 25)   AS Douanes
11 4FW Ismaïla Sarr (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 23)   FC Metz

Recent callupsEdit

The following players took part in either the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship that was held in Morocco and, or the 2012 Olympic play-off that was played against Oman on 23 April 2012 but were not named in the final squad for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
2DF Lamine Gassama (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 30)   Alanyaspor
2DF El Hadji Guéye (1990-01-16) 16 January 1990 (age 29)   Diambars
2DF Khassim Soumaré (1991-12-23) 23 December 1991 (age 27)   Diambars
3MF Souleymane Cissé (1990-08-02) 2 August 1990 (age 29)   Diambars
3MF Pape Diamanka (1990-01-10) 10 January 1990 (age 29)   Almería
3MF Mouhamed Diop (1992-04-23) 23 April 1992 (age 27)   Maghreb Fèz
3MF Romeric Lopy (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 27)   Sochaux
3MF Cheikha Sy (1990-06-05) 5 June 1990 (age 29)   Pikine
3MF Emile Paul Tendeng (1992-12-31) 31 December 1992 (age 26)   Casa Sport
4FW Dame Diop (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 26)   Touré Kunda
4FW Dieylani Fall (1989-11-30) 30 November 1989 (age 29)   Auxerre
4FW Oumar Niasse (1990-04-18) 18 April 1990 (age 29)   Hull City
4FW Omar Wade (1990-05-15) 15 May 1990 (age 29)   Boluspor

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Senegal see off Oman to reach Olympics". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Senegal leave Papiss Cisse out of Olympic squad". BBC Sport. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.