The Senegalese Football Federation says it received an official friendly match invitation to play the Elephants in France but is still unsure whether to give it a nod
Officials in Senegal say they are still contemplating whether or not to accept a friendly match invitation from Cote D’Ivoire scheduled for May 26 in France, meant to prep both sides for the upcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying.
The Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) said on Monday that it had yet to confirm its participation due to the absence of a head coach, after Amara Traore was dismissed in the wake of the team’s dismal outing at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
“We received an official letter from the Ivorian FA for a friendly match in Paris on May 26, but we prefer for now not to respond because it is difficult for us today to schedule a match without the approval of a head coach who is yet to be appointed,” the FSF president Augustin Senghor told Senegal Press Agency in Dakar.
A meeting between both sides was called off early November 2011 following logistical problems.
More than 50 coaches have applied for the Senegal job and the FSF says the successfull candidate will be made known “very soon."