Posted by: westafricanfootball | 29/07/2015

ASC SUNEOR – SEASON REVIEW

ASC SUNEOR, a modest club from Diourbel, has had a sensational season in Senegal, finishing the season at third place, just one point behind winners AS Douanes. In this post, I will present some key players, as well as basic player statistics.

All pictures found in this article, was found on the Facebook-page of the team:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004917858992.

ASC SUNEOR usually played in a 4-3-3 formation. Finding a first-choice goalkeeper proved to be difficult, and three different goalkeepers shared the responsibility throughout the season. Yankhoba Diatta, signed during the mid-season transfer window, proved to be the best of them.

The defence was centered around veteran Cheikh Amadou Ndiaye, the former captain of US Gorée. Ndiaye had several different partners throughout the season, primarily Moussa Ahmadou Dieye in the first part of the season, Samba Gueye during mid-season, and Ablaye Diene during the latter parts of the season. Diene, signed from Diambars, proved to be a great signing. Landing Diatta, Dara Diaw and Pape Ibrahima Faye shared the two full-back positions.

Souleymane Diallo is the defensive midfielder at the team, usually partnered by Abdoul Diallo / Malick Max Niang and star player Boubacar Cissokho. Mamadou Salif Ndiaye / Mouhamadou Lamine Kané and top scorer Ibrahima Faty was often preferred at the flanks, while Moussa Diedhiou, Pape Ameth Tall, and sometimes Pape Diop played as centre-forward.

ASC SUNEOR
Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Matches Goals
CISSOKHO, Boubacar M 06.12.1988 SEN 24 1
COULIBALY, Badara M / F 18.11.1986 SEN 4 0
DIAKHATÉ, Pape Demba F 05.01.1993 SEN 6 0
DIALLO, Abdoul M 11.12.1988 SEN 16 1
DIALLO, Ibrahima G 31.10.1978 SEN 9 0
DIALLO, Souleymane M 11.12.1990 SEN 21 0
DIATTA, Landing D 28.02.1990 SEN 21 1
DIATTA, Yankhoba G 03.05.1990 SEN 10 0
DIAW, Dara D 18.08.1984 SEN 17 0
DIEDHIOU, Moussa F 03.04.1988 SEN 17 2
DIENE, Ablaye D 02.04.1990 SEN 7 0
DIEYE, Moussa Ahmadou D 02.02.1988 SEN 13 0
DIOP, Pape F SEN 16 2
DIOUF, Mame Sossé M 26.05.1993 SEN 6 0
FATY, Ibrahima M / F 20.05.1990 SEN 23 7
FAYE, Pape Ibrahima D SEN 20 0
GUEYE, Samba D 04.01.1985 SEN 9 0
KANÉ, Mouhamadou Lamine F 13.01.1990 SEN 12 3
NDIAYE, Cheikh Amadou D 11.10.1983 SEN 23 0
NDIAYE, Mamadou Salif M 25.06.1986 SEN 17 1
NDOUR, Mayecor M SEN 5 1
NIANG, Malick Max M 12.04.1993 SEN 16 1
SAGNA, Ousmane F SEN 7 2
SAMBOU, David M 01.07.1992 GAM 7 2
SECK, Serigne Samad G 25.11.1990 SEN 9 0
TALL, Pape Ameth F 09.10.1991 SEN 16 3
TOP, Diouma F 10.04.1987 SEN 4 0
TRAWALLY, Foday F GAM 3 0

KEY PLAYERS:

Name: CISSOKHO, BOUBACAR 170 cm 73 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 06.12.1988
Position: Central midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 3 ? ?
2011-2012 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013-2014 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2014-2015 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 24 1

* Boubacar Cissokho, the midfield maestro of ASC SUNEOR has been one of the revelations of the Senegalese Ligue 1 2014-2015. After starring at second-level club AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur for several seasons, Cissokho finally got a chance to play at top level of Senegalese football. Cissokho is creative, has good passing ability, and is skilled at both defending and attacking. After several impressive games, Cissokho was named in the squad of the Senegal B national football team during the season. Cissokho is sometimes referred to as “Papa Cisko”.

Name: DIALLO, ABDOUL
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 11.12.1988
Position: Central midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 ASC Yakaar(Senegal) 1 ? ?
2009 ASC Yakaar(Senegal) 1 ? ?
2010 ASC Jeanne d’Arc(Senegal) 1 ? 1
2010-2011 ASC Jeanne d’Arc(Senegal) 1 ? 2
2011-2012 Unknown
2013 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013-2014 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 ? 3
2014-2015 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 16 1

* Abdoul Diallo is an experienced midfielder who has a great understanding with Boubacar Cissokho in the middle of the park. In 2014, Abdoul Diallo was awarded as the “Meilleur joueur” (Best player) of the Senegalese Ligue 2 2013 – when he helped ASC SUNEOR win promotion to the Ligue 1. Since returning to the top division, he has not looked back. Abdoul Diallo is sometimes referred to as “Don”.

Name: DIALLO, SOULEYMANE 181 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 11.12.1990
Position: Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013-2014 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 ? 0
2014-2015 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 21 0

* Souleymane Diallo completes the brilliant midfield trio of ASC SUNEOR. Souleymane Diallo, the team captain, is a holding midfielder who balances the team, giving space to the more attacking minded Boubacar Cissokho and Abdoul Diallo. After winning promotion with ASC SUNEOR in 2013, Souleymane Diallo was named in the “Equipe Type Ligue 2” (Team of the Season). Souleymane Diallo, a member of the Senegal B national football team, is sometimes referred to as “Lodia”. Glimpses of his qualities can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZHdtFMwcBE.

Name: FATY, IBRAHIMA 168 cm 58 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 20.05.1990
Position: Winger / Striker / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013-2014 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 ? 1
2014-2015 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 23 7

* Ibrahima Faty is fondly referred to as “Messi” due to his creativity and dribbling skills. Faty is a petit winger who is effective in any attacking role. Faty, the highest scorer at ASC SUNEOR with 7 goals, has had a breakthrough season. Interestingly, Faty was primarily a fringe player during the 2013-2014 season.

Name: NDIAYE, MAMADOU SALIF 180 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: Unknown
Position: Winger / Defensive midfielder / Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2010 UCST Port Autonome(Senegal) 1 ? ?
2010-2011 Unknown
2011-2012 UCST Port Autonome(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013 UCST Port Autonome(Senegal) 1 ? 0
2013-2014 Yeggo Foot Pro(Senegal) 1 ? 0
2014-2015 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 17 1

* Mamadou Salif Ndiaye, sometimes referred to as “Zale” is a versatile and experienced player who has blossomed at ASC SUNEOR, earning a place in the squad of the Senegal U-23 national football team. His inclusion at Senegal U-23 is somewhat strange, as most sources states that Ndiaye is born 25.06.1986.

Name: NIANG, MALICK MAX 182 cm 64 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 12.04.1993
Position: Central midfielder / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2 ? ?
2013-2014 Olympique de Ngor(Senegal) 1 ? 0
2014-2015 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 16 1

* Malick Max Niang is another product from the talent-producing club AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur. Niang is a versatile midfielder with a bright future. Niang played for Senegal U-23 during the season. Glimpses of his qualities can be viewed in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqjtJG4CYbo.

Name:
TALL, PAPE AMETH 188 cm 72 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 09.10.1991
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 Guédiawaye FC(Senegal) 1 ? 0
2013 Unknown
2013-2014 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 ? 3
2014-2015 ASC SUNEOR(Senegal) 1 16 3

* Pape Ameth Tall is a big, powerful striker, mostly used as the point-man in a 4-3-3 formation. Tall faces strong competition from Moussa Diedhiou, known as “Adebayor”, but is arguably the most effective centre forward at the club.


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