Thursday, August 29, 2013

Chelsea’s Demba Ba left out of Senegal’s World Cup qualifier squad, again.

Chelsea striker and Senegalese international Demba Ba has been left out of Senegal's 23-man World Cup squad for next week's qualifier against Uganda.
Coach Alain Giresse also overlooked Ba for the previous two matches, with the striker struggling at Chelsea since he joined from Newcastle in January.

The Senegalese team will also be without Ba's former strike partner at Newcastle, Papiss Cisse, who will be out because of suspension.

Frenchman Giresse told a Dakar news conference he would continue the policy of only selecting footballers who were "competitive and playing at their clubs".

This is a very crucial match for Senegal as they will have to win and avoid any form of defeat if they still have any hope of clenching the top spot in their Group J. A win will help them advance to the final phase of the World Cup qualifiers. The match is slated to be held in Morocco, a neutral ground since Senegal was banned from playing at home.