Senegal is presented, by many football specialists and players, as the most equipped selection among the five nations representing Africa at the 2022 World Cup. Sven-Göran Eriksson agrees, but believes that the Reigning African champions present a major handicap.
Housed in Group A, along with Qatar, the host country, Ecuador and the Netherlands, Senegal has never been so expected at the World Cup. Which is rather logical, given the recent performances of Aliou Cissé’s team which, in addition to its very rich workforce, is gaining more and more maturity.
Many people believe that the band of Sadio Mané have the means to achieve a very good course during the meeting in Qatar. Sven-Göran Eriksson agrees. “Senegal has without doubt the best African team for this World Cup. There are extremely dangerous players in all positions.
However, the former coach of England and Côte d’Ivoire, in particular, expressed a reservation. For Sven-Göran Eriksson, the Teranga Lions have a major weak point. “A real number 9 is missing to assist Sadio Mané in attack, regrets the 74-year-old technician. If Aliou Cissé manages to find this number 9, Senegal will be a serious contender for the World Cup.