Posted by: westafricanfootball | 03/11/2010


When Senegalese attacker Abdou Khadre Dieylani Fall, mostly referred to as Dieylani Fall, looks back on the year 2010, it must seem like a fairytale. In 2009, Fall played for ASEC Ndiambour, a modest team who was relegated from the top level in Senegal, the Championnat Professionnel Ligue 1, after scoring only five goals in 16 league matches. It is uncertain how many of these five goals that were scored by Dieylani Fall but he obviously made something right, being signed by ASC Diaraf, arguably the top team in Senegal, before the 2010-season. At the time of writing, about a year after joining Diaraf, he is the current success story of Senegalese football. Firstly, he became league champion with Diaraf, scoring two goals against Niary Tally in the so-called League Final on 07.08.2010. Secondly he is the joint top goalscorer of ASC Diaraf with six goals, forming a dangerous partnership with the towering striker Abdou Lahat Fall, a former professional in Poland. Thirdly he has made his way into the squad of the Senegal national football team, the Lions of Teranga, making his debut against Mexico on 10.05.2010 and playing against Cape Verde on 11.08.2010. He has also played a couple of matches for Senegal B, scoring his first international goal against Guinea B in April 2010 in a qualifier for the 2011 CHAN-tournament. Fourthly, he has been trialing with French top club AJ Auxerre this autumn. According to several sources Auxerre wants to sign him in January 2011 but this is yet to be confirmed. According to other sources, German Bundesliga-club 1. FC Köln is interested in his services. He has also had an unsuccessful trial at New England Revolution from the United States this summer.  The exact date of birth of Dieylani Fall is still unknown to me.  According to most sources he is currently 21 years old and I personally think he is born in 1989. Dieylani Fall is described as the future center forward of the Senegal national football team. He is a hard-running, quick striker with clinical finishes and a good touch on the ball. Obviously a man to watch, but this is undoubtely a player that has already been discovered by several scouts.

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