Posted by: westafricanfootball | 20/12/2011


AS Douanes, based in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, had a disappointing and rather quiet season, becoming number eight in the Ligue 1 2010-2011. AS Douanes is historically considered to be the third best club in the country, behind ASC Diaraf and ASC Jeanne d’Arc.

The highlight of the season was arguably the fact that the AS Douanes sold their red-hot striker Abdoulaye Sané to Stade Rennes in the French top flight, proving that the club must be doing something right. Sané has yet to make his debut for the club, but has been included in the premier squad.

Besides Sané, the star player of the team was arguably midfield general Karamba Diallo. Diallo has been playing regularly for the Senegal B national football team the last couple of years. According to unconfirmed sources, Diallo and hard-working defensive midfielder Vito Badiane, formerly of SC Covilha(Portugal) and Maritzburg United FC(South Africa), will both play for ASC Diaraf during the Ligue 1 2011-2012.

However, the most famous player at AS Douanes last season was not Sané, Diallo or Badiane, but veteran midfielder Moussa Ndiaye. The 32 year old playmaker was part of the very impressive Senegal team that participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. At club level, Ndiaye is perhaps most known for his stint at CS Sedan(France).

Other outstanding performers at AS Douanes was the promising goalkeeper Issa Ndiaye, a regular member of the Senegal U-20 national football team, central defender Sidy Ndiaye, left-back Ass Ndoye and midfielders Mame Birame Gaye and Pape Kaly Koné. Interestingly, the latter changed his name before the season, previously being known as “Alkaly Fané”.

The big problem of AS Douanes is scoring goals. 19 goals in 30 matches are simply not good enough. New signings Ousmane Hanné and Assane Kane both had disappointing seasons in front of goal. Powerful Abdou Latif Guenoune was signed from ASC Dahra during the mid season transfer window and could prove to be valuable for the team.

Please note that I currently have not found the scorers from the Round 29 match on 07.09.2011 between AS Douanes and US Gorée (2-4).

The picture of AS Douanes is taken from


“Name” – the player’s full name.

“Position” – position on the field, either goalkeeper (G), defender (D), midfielder (M) or forward (F).

“Date of birth” – when only birth years are mentioned, these are based on estimates.

“Nat.” – nationality. Unless specified, I assume all players are from Senegal.

“Matches(d)” – number of matches I can document the player has been involved in.

“Matches(e)” – number of matches, based on an estimate.

“Goals” – only documented league goals.

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Matches(d) Matches(e) Goals
BADIANE, Vito M 02.06.1986 6 8 0
BIAYE, Pape 9 11 0
DEME, Matar G 08.08.1980 14 16 0
DIAGNE, Gorgui Ousmane 7 9 0
DIAGNE, Pape Babacar 4 5 0
DIALLO, Karamba M 01.02.1986 18 23 0
DIÉDHIOU, Pape Boubacar 1 1 0
DIENE, Ablaye 10 16 0
DIOMPY, Benjamin Serge D 14 17 0
DIOP, Abdou D 6 8 0
DIOP, Vieux Madiam 17.11.1989 8 10 0
FOFANA, Issouf GUI 3 4 0
GAYE, Mame Birame 14 17 1
GUENOUNE, Abdou Latif F 8 12 2
GUEYE, Serigne Dame 1 1 0
HANNE, Ousmane F 14.06.1989 10 13 0
KANE, Assane F 19 23 1
KEITA, Salif F 19.10.1975 4 7 0
KONÉ, Pape Kaly F 14 18 0
LO, Cheikhouna Tidiane F 05.03.1987 1 1 0
MBAYE, El Hadji Adama F 5 6 0
MBENGUE, Baye Demba 18 23 0
NDAO, Leon 1 1 0
NDIAYE, Issa G 19.04.1991 12 15 0
NDIAYE, Moussa M 20.02.1979 6 9 1
NDIAYE, Pape Latyr 11 16 0
NDIAYE, Sidy D 07.07.1987 17 21 1
NDOYE, Ass D 20 24 0
NDOYE, Mamadou M 8 8 0
NDOYE, Ousseynou 15 19 0
SALL, Aboubakrine 8 10 0
SANÉ, Abdoulaye F 15.10.1992 14 15 3
SARR, Adama 5 6 0
SONKO, El Hadji Yaya 15 18 3
THIAKH, Pape Allé F 3 3 0
TOUPANE, Benoit F 9 11 2

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