Aliou Cisse: Popular American Rapper Snoop Dogg Responds to Striking Similarity With Senegal Boss

Aliou Cisse: Popular American Rapper Snoop Dogg Responds to Striking Similarity With Senegal Boss

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:18 PM
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  • American hip-hip star Snoop Dogg has reacted to a tweet about his lookalike
  • Fans debated if he was related to Senegal's Head Coach Aliou Cisse
  • Both stars have dreadlocks as one of their distinctive features

Football fans online were quick to draw comparisons between Senegal Head Coach Aliou Cisse, and popular rapper Snoop Dogg.

Both are stars in their own right and rock dreadlocks as one of their distinctive features.

Cisse is currently in Qatar, where he will be hoping to guide the Lions of Teranga past the group stage without star forward Sadio Mane.

Aliou Cisse, Senegal, Snoop Dogg, Qatar 2022
Senegal Head Coach Aliou Cisse during his side's clash against the Netherlands at the Al-Thumama Stadium in Doha on November 21, 2022. Photo by Ozan Kose.
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Cisse was on the touchline against the Netherlands on November 21, when Twitter user @MaxLCO9 asked:

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"Why is SnoopDogg the coach of Senegal?"

The Gin and Juice hitmaker reacted with a subtle football emoji, as if to agree that he indeed bears some resemblance to the Senegal hero.

This man Aliou Cisse

Snoop Dogg's 'doppelganger' is a revered man in Africa and in his home country, having captained the Senegalese side of 2022 to the World Cup quarter-finals.

He then led the nation to its first major trophy by winning the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations held in Cameroon.

Senegal suffered a huge blow when they lost Bayern Munich star Mane to a tendon injury a few days before the World Cup. They lost to the Netherlands in their opening game, courtesy of late goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaasen.

They will be out to make amends when they face hosts Qatar on November 25 and Ecuador on November 29.

Snoop Dogg and Cristiano Ronaldo

It's not known if Snoop Dogg is an ardent football fan, but in the past, Sports Brief reported that the legendary hip-hop star expressed appreciation for Cristiano Ronaldo after a magnanimous gesture.

Ronaldo gifted Snoop Dogg - who is a staunch fan of the Manchester United attacker - a jersey with his autograph signed on it.

In a video posted on Twitter, Snoop Dogg, known in real life as Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, could not hide his joy at receiving the memorabilia from the former Real Madrid star.

Mane's statement after injury

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Sadio Mane broke his silence after being ruled out of the World Cup in Qatar.

Mane had hoped to make a quick recovery from a tendon injury and return for his side before the completion of the group games, with coach Cisse even including him in his squad.

However, Mane was forced to withdraw after it became crystal clear his injury would require surgery - and thus a longer period to recover.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)