Good luck to all Zone Two National Teams of West Africa participating in the 2019 African Cup of Nations

Thursday, June 13, 2019

I am indeed compelled to write this special and timely article which I write to boost the morale of all Zone Two National Teams, who are bracing up to take part in the Nations Cup in Cairo, Egypt. Actually, in our Zone II West Africa we have five National Teams to represent us in the Nations Cup 2019; these countries therefore include Senegal, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Mauritania, and Guinea Bissau.

Among the five National Teams, the Senegalese Lions of Teranga seems to be more formidable as a National side that played in many sub-continental, continental, and cross continental FIFA Tournaments. Therefore West Africa should pin its hope on the Lions of Teranga (Senegal) to win the Continental tournament for the first time in the history of soccer. Nonetheless, If they do win the Championship title for the first time it will be a big plus to Senegambian Soccer and Zone two West African soccer as well.

To this end, let me implore all Senegambian Soccer Fans to throw their weight behind the Senegalese side and do what it takes to support Senegal to win the Tournament on Egyptian soil. Though it is not going to be easy since the host country Egypt has more championship titles clinching the African Cup but am sure if Coach Sesay and his side do its best to overcome the daunting challenges we will be availed the opportunity for the first time to win it under very difficult circumstances. This surely can be a dream come true because like I said earlier the Senegalese side is indeed a formidable side to reckon with and has a high caliber of professional players who are experienced enough playing in UEFA tournaments and off late in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.  These potential key players I have in mind are the Liverpool striker Sarjo Manneh, Mbye Niang, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Mbye Diagne just to name a few.

On this note therefore, let me once more urge my fellow West African Soccer Fans and Senegambian Soccer Fans to give elbow primarily to the Senegalese side who once hosted this Continental tournament in Dakar way back in the year 1992 but couldn’t emerge as Champions of Africa. But this time around we want to make a history in African Soccer i.e to compete and win the Nations Cup for a first time in the history of West African Soccer. Therefore I must conclude by saying a big good luck to Senegal’s Lions of Teranga as they brace up for the Nations Cup 2019.

Author: Abdou Cham