AS Douanes, based in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, had a disappointing campaign, scoring only six goals in 14 matches, ending the season as number 5 in Poule B. AS Douanes has won the Senegalese Ligue 1 five times and is traditionally a popular team in the country.
In this post, I will present information and statistics about their season.
Issa Ndiaye is first choice goalkeeper. The 21 year old is widely considered as one of the future goalkeeping hopes of Senegalese football, having experience from the Senegal B and Senegal U-20 national football team. At the time of writing, Ndiaye is part of the Senegal U-23 national football team and it seems likely that he will be part of the Senegalese team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Ndiaye has played for AS Douanes for at least five seasons. Backup goalkeeper is youngster Pape Samba Diallo, who was part of the Senegal U-20 national football team in April 2012.
The picture was found on bonbinisportconsultancy.com and shows goalkeeper Issa Ndiaye.
AS Douanes has a strong defence and Sidy Ndiaye is arguably the main man. Ndiaye is mostly used as a centre-back and has several matches for the Senegal B national football team. Ndiaye is often surrounded by Pape Ousmane Ndaw, formerly of Cotonsport FC (Cameroon), and El Hadj Youssouph Konaté. The experienced Ass Ndoye, often captaining the side, is widely considered as one of the best left-backs in the league. I believe Ablaye Diène is preferred at right-back.
Mamadou Dieye, formerly of ASC HLM, is a big, strong, hard-tackling defensive midfielder and arguably the most interesting prospect at the club – beside goalkeeper Issa Ndiaye. Baye Demba Mbengue and Sory Simakha, formerly of ASC Niary Tally, are two other important midfielders. Despite being 33 years old, Moussa Ndiaye is still the star player of AS Douanes. Ndiaye, perhaps most famous for his 101 matches for CS Sedan (France), played three matches for Senegal during the FIFA 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
It is easy to see that the attack is the weak spot of AS Douanes. Top scorer was Samba Tamboura with only two goals. Ibrahima Kidièra, formerly of Elite foot de Dakar and the Senegal U-23 and Senegal U-20 national football team, failed to score a single goal despite playing regularly. Powerful striker Benoit Toupane, who seemed so talented in 2008, has been largely ineffective.
|DIAGNE, Gorgui Ousmane||D||2||3||0|
|DIAGNE, Pape Babacar||F||1||1||0|
|DIALLO, El Hadji Ngagne Sidy||5||6||1|
|DIALLO, Pape Samba||G||1||1||0|
|FAYE, Pape Ibrahima||9||13||0|
|GAYE, Mame Birame||M||3||4||0|
|KONATÉ, El Hadj Youssouph||D||8||11||0|
|MBENGUE, Baye Demba||M||7||10||1|
|NDAW, Pape Ousmane||D||8||11||0|
|NDOYE, Pape Assane||M||4||6||0|
|TCHAMBIANO, Aziz Moustapha||1||1||0|
“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.