Posted by: westafricanfootball | 29/09/2013

PLAYER PRESENTATION – CASA SPORT

Casa Sports 493Casa Sport, traditionally one of the biggest teams in Senegal, had a poor season, finishing the Senegal Ligue 1 2013 at sixth place with 44 points of 30 matches. Nevertheless, Casa Sport has some of the biggest talents in the Senegalese league. Ibrahima Dramé, the lanky striker who just turned 18, has already signed a professional contract with Norwegian side SK Brann. Dramé scored three goals in 14 matches during the season.

In this post, you will find a presentation of some of the most interesting players at the club.

The picture was found on the Facebook-page of Casa Sport.

Name: BADJI, ISMAÏLA DIARRA 188 cm 79 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 16.04.1988
Position: Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2009 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2010 Unknown
2010-2011 Touré Kunda de Mbour(Senegal) 1
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    18    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    19    1

* Ismaïla Diarra Badji is the older brother of Stéphane Diarra Badji of Norwegian club SK Brann. Like his brother, Ismaïla is a strongman who covers a lot of ground and a great ball-winner.

Name: BADJI, KARIM BEN 174 cm 74 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 01.11.1992
Position: Striker / Winger
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    21    1
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    10    2
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    23    3

* If striker Karim Ben Badji is able to improve his scoring rate, he could have a bright future in Senegalese football.

Name: COLY, YOUSSOUPH 180 cm 62 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 05.01.1993
Position: Left-winger / Striker / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    13    2
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    8    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    17    1

* The 20-year old Youssouph Coly is highly regarded at Casa Sport and at the Senegal U-20 national football team.

Name: DIALLO, ABDOULAYE 189 cm 82 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 21.10.1992
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2010 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    0
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    23    0
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    18    2
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    13    0

* Centre-back Abdoulaye Diallo has a bit of a “bad boy-image” in Senegal due to his tough tackles and immense power. Nevertheless, Diallo is widely considered as one of the best defenders in Senegal. This summer, Diallo, also known as “Laye Diallo”, participated in trials at AC Sparta Prague (Czech Republic).

Name: FAAL, SALOUM
Nationality: GAMBIA
DOB: 10.10.1994
Position: Left-winger / Attacking midfielder / Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 Gambia Ports Authority(Gambia) 1
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    8    0

* Saloum Faal is a full international player for the Gambia national football team. The talented youngster is a skilful and enterprising player.

Name: FANNÉ, LAMINE 183 cm 82 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 18.09.1989
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 US Stade Tamponnaise(Réunion) 1
2010 Unknown
2010-2011 Touré Kunda de Mbour(Senegal) 1
2011-2012 Touré Kunda de Mbour(Senegal) 1    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    23    4

* Despite scoring only four goals, Lamine Fanné became top scorer at Casa Sport this season.

Name: GNINGUE, MAGUETTE 190 cm 83 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 25.12.1985
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2008-2009 Sharks FC(Nigeria) 1
2010 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    16    0
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    10    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    19    0

* Veteran goalkeeper Maguette Gningue is a full international player for the Senegal national football team and first choice at Casa Sport.

Name:
KIDIERA, MAMANDING
164 cm 64 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 12.07.1988
Position: Defensive midfielder / Right-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2009 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2010 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    29    0
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    19    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    20    0

* Mamanding Kidiera is the captain of Casa Sports and a player I think deserves a chance in a bigger league. When playing as a defensive midfielder, the petit Kidiera is dictating the play of the game with his excellent passing skills and ball-winning ability. When playing at right-back, Kidiera is attacking minded and hard-working. Kidiera is also playing for the Senegal B national football team.

Name: MANGA, PIERRE BENOIT AUBIA 176 cm 69 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 28.01.1992
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    11    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    17    0

* Energetic midfielder Pierre Benoit Aubia Manga played regularly during the first part of the season.

Name: MENDY, DOMINIQUE 185 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 10.01.1994
Position: Attacking midfielder / Right-winger
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    10    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    24    1

* Dominique Mendy, a skilful playmaker who is effective playing behind the attackers or as a right-winger. Mendy has been playing for the Senegal U-20 national football team and is one of the hottest prospects at the club.

Name: NIANG, ISMAÏLA 185 cm 82 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 07.07.1985
Position: Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2007 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1
2008 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1
2009 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1
2010 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1    2
2010-2011 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1    16    2
2011-2012 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1    8    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    20    1

* Hard-working midfielder Ismaïla Niang has a great physical presence and his experience is valuable for the many young midfielders at the club.

Name: SANÉ, SIAKA 166 cm 70 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 18.08.1994
Position: Winger / Striker / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    15    2
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    5    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    8    0

* Siaka Sané has been a talent for quite some time but the tricky winger struggles to get playing time at Casa Sport. Sané has featured for the Senegal U-23 and the Senegal U-20 national football team.

Name: SECK, ABDOULAYE 188 cm 89 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 04.06.1992
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2010 Stade de Mbour(Senegal) 1
2010-2011 Touré Kunda de Mbour(Senegal) 1
2011-2012 Touré Kunda de Mbour(Senegal) 1    14    2
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    19    0

* Abdoulaye Seck is a highly promising centre-back and a current member of the Senegal B national football team. Some of the qualities of Seck can be watched in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjuGcAagtiw

Name: SENGHOR, FAUSTIN 178 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 02.01.1994
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    15    2

* Faustin Senghor, the 19 year old midfielder, has been one of the revelations of the season. Earlier this month, Senghor was part of the Senegal U-20 national football team during the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie.

Name: THIOUNE, MAME SAËR 185 cm
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 21.12.1989
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2009 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2010 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    2
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    20    2
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    16    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    20    1

* Mame Saër Thioune is an experienced centre-back and the younger brother of Makhtar Thioune of Viking FK (Norway). Thioune has featured for the Senegal B and the Senegal U-20 national football team. Thioune can also play in other defensive roles.

Name: TOURÉ, PAPE AMADOU
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 24.12.1991
Position: Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1
2009 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1
2010 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1    0
2010-2011 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1    14    0
2011-2012 Touré Kunda de Mbour(Senegal) 1    13    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    23    1

* Pape Amadou Touré is the regular left-back at Casa Sport. Touré has featured for the Senegal B and the Senegal U-20 national football team.


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