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EXCLUSIVE | Senegal’s Kara Mbodji on AFCON exit: This is football

Posted on January 31, 2017

Kara Mbodji
captain reflects on his team’s elimination on penalties from the as well as future goals.

Senegal were eliminated from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after losing to Cameroon on penalties, in an occassion similar to when they were beaten in the 2002 AFCON final on penalties to the Indomitable Lions.

Despite the loss, Mbodji, who captained the team throughout the competition held no hard feelings.

“There is no justice or injustice. It’s football and it happens. We have a very good team and a good generation; we’ll get up!,” Mbodji told KingFut.

The 27-year-old scored in the opening match of the group stages as Senegal beat Tunisia 2-0.
The Terranga Lions went on to top their group before their defeat against Cameroon.

With the final four set to battle it out, Mbodji has tipped Ghana for the title.

Finally, the Anderlecht defender has set sights on the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“Our goal is to qualify for the next World Cup. It will not be easy but I have faith in my teammates,” Mbodji concluded.

Senegal sit in third place in their World Cup Qualifiers group behind Burkina Faso and South Africa.


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