Amara Diouf: 15 Year Old Forward Wants to Win World Cup With Senegal After Senior Team Invite

Amara Diouf: 15 Year Old Forward Wants to Win World Cup With Senegal After Senior Team Invite

Lukman Mumuni
updated at March 26, 2024 at 6:45 AM
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  • Amara Diouf has shared his goals with Senegal's national team
  • The teenager received an invite for March's international friendlies
  • Diouf could feature for Senegal when they face Benin on Tuesday

Senegalese teen sensation, Amara Diouf, has disclosed his ambitions with the Teranga Lions after earning a senior call-up for the international friendlies in March.

The 15-year-old was named in Aliou Cisse's squad for the games against Gabon and Benin as Senegal prepare ahead of June's World Cup qualifiers.

At just 15, Diouf became the youngest player to play for Senegal after making his debut in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda last year.

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Amara Diouf trains with the Senegalese national team ahead of the friendly against Benin. Credit: @FSF
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However, he was dropped for the tournament in Ivory Coast early this year.

Following his return to the national team, the Generation Foot forward shared his excitement while also stating his goals with Senegal.

“I came to the den and found my elders here who I have long dreamed of being with. They make us dream. They welcomed me in the most wonderful way, made me feel comfortable too and I hope to learn a lot of things from them," he said, as quoted by Wiw Sport.
"I'm here to learn, I'm behind them to learn more," he added.
“My goal is to integrate well first, then I would also like to win trophies with this selection, notably the CAN and the World Cup,” he added.

Diouf watched from the bench as Senegal defeated Gabon 3-0 in their friendly last Friday, as monitored by Sky Sports.

The teenager could add another appearance to his international career when the Teranga Lions face Benin on Tuesday.

Faye scores belter as Senegal beat Gabon

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Barcelona youngster, Mikayil Faye scored a scorcher as Senegal defeated Gabon in an international friendly in France.

Faye was making his debut for the Teranga Lions after earning his first-ever call-up from coach Aliou Cisse.

It was the first game for the former African champions since their round of 16 exit at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.