Saturday, January 14, 2012
Africa Cup of Nations - Group A - Senegal
Colours: All white kits with green trim on shirts, shorts and socks
Country population: 13,7111,597
The Lions of Terarga are one of Africa's traditional powerhouses and will expect to get out of the group at the very least. They will face stiff competition later on when they meet some of the favourites, but with so many of the other powerhouses failing to qualify this time they may well fancy their chances.
Senegal's greatest moment arguably came in 2002 when they beat holders France in the opening game of the World Cup. Surprisingly though they have never one this trophy, although they have won the West African Amilcal Cabral trophy 8 times.
Star player: Demba Ba
Newcastle United forward Demba Ba is probably one of the most sort after players in English football at the moment and the form he is on at the moment should at the very least get Senegal out of this group. He arrives at the tournament having been made the Premier League's Player of the Month for December and amongst the 15 goals he has scored already for Newcastle this season are hat-tricks against Blackburn and Stoke. He will be eager to add to the 10 goals he has already scored for his country.