US Ouakam, based in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, was unable to defend their title but should not be embarrassed by their season. US Ouakam became number two in “Poule A”, behind the Diambars Academy, and qualified for the Championship Playoff. US Ouakam failed to impress during the Championship Playoff and finished last in the group, scoring just one goal in six matches.
Pape Latyr Ndiaye is the number one goalkeeper at USO and arguably the most important player in the squad. The veteran has a lot of experience and commands his defence with authority. Al Seyni Ndiaye is backup goalkeeper.
The highly regarded Pape Modou Ndiaye is a fast, hard left-back with attacking qualities. A clip of this player can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmaMaWRH1UA&feature=plcp. Ngalla Sylla is often found on right-back. Babacar Gueye, also known as Mbaye Dia, had a wonderful season at centre-back. The towering central defender Pape Khaly Gueye is a player I have a good feeling about. Gueye, apparently 194 centimeters, is very athletic and strong as a bull. Check out Gueye by following this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzi_BPOtqwU&feature=plcp.
El Hadji Moussa Dione balances the team from defensive midfield, but can also play at centre-back.
Hard-working box-to-box midfielder Ngagne Diallo and the elegant Ibrahima Sory Soumah, a Guinean midfielder, are key players in the middle of the park. The picture is of Soumah and was found on http://us-ouakam.com. Left-winger Karifa Kourouma, also from Guinea, has a lot of tricks up his sleeve and loves to dribble.
Matar Moussa Diagne, an attacking midfielder, winger or striker, had a breakthrough season. When star player El Hadji Baye Oumar Niasse left for SK Brann (Norway) on a loan deal, Diagne stepped up to fill Niasse’s shoes. Niasse returned to USO in August 2012 after a difficult time in Norway.
The experienced Sadio Diao is the top striker at the club although his goal-rate is far from impressive. Mohamed Souleymane Diop, a lively attacker, struggled in front of goal after his transfer from ASC Yakaar. Moustapha Mendy, who scored regularly for Guédiawaye FC, has been disappointing so far.
|DIAGNE, Matar Moussa||M||14||16||4|
|DIALLO, Sékou Oumar||4||5||0|
|DIONE, El Hadji Moussa||M||12||15||0|
|DIOP, Mohamed Souleymane||F||7||8||0|
|DIOP, Pape Lamine||4||5||0|
|FALL, Cheikh Ibrahima||1||1||0|
|FALL, Pape Ibrahima||1||1||0|
|GUEYE, Pape Khaly||D||10.03.1989||11||14||0|
|NDIAYE, Al Seyni||G||6||7||0|
|NDIAYE, Pape Modou||D||02.11.1991||12||15||0|
|NDIAYE, Pape Latyr||G||30.11.1977||12||15||0|
|NDIONE, Moustapha Bara||3||4||0|
|NIASSE, El Hadji Baye Oumar||F||18.04.1990||5||6||4|
|SOUMAH, Ibrahima Sory||M||GUI||16||20||1|
“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.