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Former Teranga Lions icon remain positive on Senegalese football

Apr 29, 2010, 2:11 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Amadou Diop, the Assistant Coach of Jaraaf in the Senegalese Division One League Championship and the former Teranga Lions star, has joined a host of his comrades to remain positive about the future of Senegalese football.

The country is no doubt, blessed with individual talents and the production of one of the continent's finest footballers is a clear indication to the fact that Senegal is a big footballing nation to reckon with.

For instance, Henry Camara, Momodou Nyang, Habib Baye and Elhadji Joof, whose future with the Senegalese FA is still hanging in the balance after the former Liverpool star, has made controversy over his lyrical verbs.

These are one of the country's biggest stars, who have made names for themselves in their respective clubs around the world, but have failed to guide the country to the last African nations and the forthcoming World Cup in South Africa.

Diop, who was speaking to AFP-FIFA media participants at the Estade Demba Diop Stadium recently, is however aware of the significant contribution of the stars, but was quick to admit the fact that Senegalese football in recent times does not entirely depend on the aging players.

He was with the view that the country's football in recent years entirely rest on the shoulders of the youngsters graduating from the grassroots level.

Diop, who handed up his boot following his retirement from international football in 1994, is confident that Senegal would recover from what he referred to as a disappointing campaign in last year's qualifiers as they face a new challenge in the near future.