Teranga Lions Coach, Aliou Cisse, Extends Contract For Two More Years  

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THE head coach of the Teranga Lions of Senegal national team, Aliou Cisse, has signed a contract extension.

The extension is for an additional two years, continuing his tenure that started in March 2015.

This extension means that by the end of his new contract in 2026, Cisse would have led the Teranga Lions for a total of eleven uninterrupted years.

Taking over from French man Alain Giresse in 2015 after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign, Cisse has since guided Senegal to qualify for the last two FIFA World Cups. At the last World Cup finals in Qatar, they reached the knockout phase.

His current objective is to lead the team to the 2026 World Cup hosted in the USA-Canada-Mexico.

The Teranga Lions of Senegal are leading group B of the 2026 African World Cup qualifiers with four points ahead of Sudan, DR Congo, Togo, Mauritania and South Sudan.

The Hospitable Lions have two friendlies against Gabon on the 22nd of March and four days later against Benin Republic.

A former player for Senegal, Cisse has had success in the AFCON, finishing as runner-up in 2019 and securing Senegal’s first trophy in 2021 by defeating Egypt in a penalty shootout in Cameroon.

Despite a recent setback at the 2023 AFCON where Senegal lost to Ivory Coast in the round of 16, the 47-year-old contract renewal reflects confidence in his leadership and abilities.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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