Senegal: Teungueth FC champion in a Ligue 1 which has not yet said its last word | APAnews

Senegal: Teungueth FC champion in a Ligue 1 which has not yet said its last word | APAnews
Senegal: Teungueth FC champion in a Ligue 1 which has not yet said its last word | APAnews

In Senegal, the Teungueth football club was crowned national champion on Sunday May 26 one day before the end of the season.

The flagship club of the city of Rufisque, leader of the Senegalese Football League 1, can no longer be overtaken by Jaraaf of Dakar. With 49 points on the clock, Teungueth FC is ahead of its direct pursuer by seven points, one day before the end of the championship, for the 2023/2024 season.

Coach Cheikh Guèye’s team managed to secure their lead by winning with a score of one goal to zero, during the 25th day played on Sunday, against Génération Foot. At the same time, Jaraaf was defeated 2-1 by Ouakam, thus shattering the hope of a third title, since the start of the era of professional football in Senegal in 2009, for the Dakarois.

After 2021, TFC won the Ligue 1 champion trophy for the second time along with Génération Foot and Jaraaf. The Rufisquois club will play the preliminary phases of the African Champions League next season, hoping to do well like in 2022 when it reached the group stages by eliminating big names from the continent such as the Moroccans Raja de Casablanca.

I send my warm congratulations to TFC Rufisque for their second title of champion of Senegal. I pay tribute to its president Babacar Ndiaye and the entire management team for this great performance which makes the Rufisquois populations proud. », greeted on his X account (previously Twitter) El Hadji Abdourahmane Diouf, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, originally from the town of Rufisque.

At the bottom of the Ligue 1 standings, Diambars, who have trained internationals such as Idrissa Gana Guèye and Bamba Dieng, are under threat of relegation. The training center club, last in the ranking with three points behind the first non-relegation place, Stade de Mbour, fell heavily (7-2) against Dakar Sacré-Cœur.

Penultimate in the ranking, Casa Sports, the flagship club of Casamance (south), did not manage to escape against the Fatickois of Jamono (1-0). Before the match, former players of the traditional club, like the internationals Stéphane Badji, Krépin Diatta or Nicolas Jackson, had nevertheless increased calls for support on social networks to avoid the descent to this team which launched their career professional.

With 24 points on the clock like Stade de Mbour, Casa Sports, which has always played the leading roles in the Senegalese championship, will have to fight hard on the 26th and final day to stay in the elite.

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