Ndoye set to represent Senegal’s ‘best team in Africa’ at 2022 World Cup


The youngster has previously played for Switzerland in the junior category but hasn’t ruled out the possibility of playing for the Afcon champions

Versatile FC Basel striker Dan Ndoye has said he is ready to play for Senegal if given the chance.

The 21-year-old has dual nationality and can play for Switzerland or the Teranga Lions. He represented the first but at the junior level from the U18 to U21 categories.

However, he is ready to switch allegiance and play for the reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions (Afcon).

“If I am the national team of Senegal? Yes, of course, it is the champion team of Africa. For me, it is the best team in Africa at the moment and of course, I will always follow the Senegal national team,” said Ndoye. as quoted by Wiw Sports.

“If I’m interested? Of course I’m interested, I’m Senegalese-Swiss. I have two nationalities. Right now I’m with the Swiss junior team but I’m not closing the door in Senegal, and for me, of course, Senegal is an option.”

The youngster further revealed the talks with some unnamed officials over the possibility of playing for the West Africans, “So far I’ve had some talks but not with coach Aliou Cissé. I heard say he was interested in me. We’ll see what happens then. I’m in my corner and I work.

Senegal will be among the five nations that will represent Africa at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the forward hopes to represent either the Teranga Lions or Switzerland.

“Me, like any player, my dream is obviously to play in the World Cup, but it’s not up to me to decide if I’m going to play for Senegal or Switzerland. I’m going to give my best at the club. and then I’ll see,” Ndoye added.

“For me, Senegal are the best team in Africa. They showed it at the CAN and qualified for this World Cup. For me, they have a huge squad and great chances at the World Cup. “

Last season, the winger made 29 league appearances for Basel, scoring two goals and providing four assists.


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