CSS Richard-Toll, based in Richard-Toll, became number four in Poule A of the Senegalese Ligue 1. Richard-Toll is in northern Senegal and the town’s main industry is sugar. CSS stands for “Compagnie Sucrière Sénégalaise” and the football club is strongly connected to this company, a major employer in the district.
In this post, I will present information and statistics about their season.
CSS Richard-Toll is a rather experienced side. Their first choice goalkeeper is Amadou Ba while Aly Ka provides backup. Mame Assane Diagne, formerly of the Senegal B national football team, is the regular left-back at the club. The key man in defence is the giant centre-back Ferdinand Gomis, widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league. Gomis has also played regularly for the Senegal B national football team. Souberou Ba is another defender playing regularly.
Idrissa Niang is often captaining the side and the defensive midfielder can apparently also play in central defence. Niang is often playing alongside veteran midfielder Pape Kaly Koné, who was once known as Alkaly Fané.
Jean Stéphane Yao Yao, the petit (161 centimeters) Ivorian playmaker, formerly of FK Lyn Oslo (Norway) and UMF Selfoss (Iceland), has done extremely well since joining CSS. Yao Yao has become the favorite of the fans with his skills and dribbles. Yao Yao can play behind the strikers but can also attack from the flanks. The picture is of Yao Yao and was found on fotball.bt.no.
Alpha Oumar Diallo is a veteran playmaker who can also play as a centre forward.
Up front, the main striker at the club is Mamadou Fall, a very quick player formerly of Renaissance Sportive de Yoff. Fall is usually partnered by Ousmane Hanne, formerly of AS Douanes and UCST Port Autonome. Makhète Ndiaye is a veteran striker who has played professionally for Wydad AC Casablanca from Morocco. Ndiaye played for CSS back in 2000, becoming top scorer in the Senegalese Ligue 1.
|BEYE, El Hadj Maodo Malick||6||8||0|
|DIAGNE, Mame Assane||D||20.08.1985||10||13||0|
|DIALLO, Alpha Oumar||M||06.10.1980||6||9||1|
|GUEYE, Papa Oussou||M||30.12.1985||6||8||0|
|KONÉ, Pape Kaly||M||10||13||0|
|NDECKY, Gaston Alexandre||2||3||0|
|SONKO, El Hadji Yaya||3||5||0|
|YAO YAO, Jean Stéphane||M||06.10.1990||CIV||9||11||1|
Please note that the goalscorer of CSS Richard-Toll on 07.04.2012 against ASC Yakaar is still unknown.
Please note that the goal scored by CSS Richard-Toll on 08.01.2012 against ASC Yakaar was an own-goal.
“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.