- Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has explained that his country can become the first African side to win the World Cup
- The reigning African champions are currently without Sadio Mane who got injured days to the 2022 World Cup
- However, Senegal have played two games losing and wining one and they must win their last group game
Aliou Cisse who is the handler of the Senegalese national team has stated emphatically that his side can become the first African nation to win the FIFA World Cup.
This statement is coming hours to Senegal's last and third group A game at the 2022 World Cup in which the African champions must win.
Senegal started their campaign at the 2022 World Cup on a losing note when they were hammered by Netherlands, but they bounced back in their second game beating Qatar.
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Qatar are already out of the tournament after losing their first two games and will face Netherlands in their last tie.
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According to the information on Naija Footballer, Cisse is optimistic that Senegal can stun the world by winning the prestigious title.
Statement made by Aliou Cisse
''Yes, an African team can win the World Cup and I hope that will be Senegal.
''All the teams that are competing at the World Cup are worthy of being here. It is not like 30 or 35 years ago where the big fishes were completely eating the smaller teams alive.''
In the history of the World Cup, only Senegal, Cameroon and Ghana are the African sides who have reached the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Snoop Dogg responds to striking similarity
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how 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.
Cisse was on the touchline against the Netherlands on November 21.
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.
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.