Senegal Football Federation (SFF) has extended coach Alliou Cisse’s contract by one year despite the Teranga Lions being tossed out of the 2018 Russia World Cup at the group stage.
Cisse has been given a new target of reaching 2019 Cameroon AFCON final with the team.
By returning Senegal to the World Cup for the second time in Russia, SFF felt that the 42-year-old had passed the first test and deserved to stay.
“In the assessment of his contract, we feel he achieved his initial goa; of qualifying the team for the World Cup,” the organization’s boss Augustin Senghor told the BBC.
“After which the whole world recognizes that he was able to bring the Senegalese team up to an appreciable level.
“We don’t not see why he should not continue, so we have assigned him a mission to reach the 2019 Nations Cup final.
“Through his remarks, it was clear Cisse is aiming for this goal himself, and Senegal wants the trophy,” Senghor added.
Senagal failed to make the round of 16 in Russia after being eliminated on fair play rule; the West Africans were level on all fronts with Japan except on the number of cautions of which they had more.
Cisse, who captained Senegal at the 2002 World Cup where they made the quarter-finals, took charge of the Teranga Lions in 2015 and guided them to the round of eight finish at the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.
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