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AFCON: Mendy denies snubbing Senegal

Leicester Metropolis star, Nampalys Mendy, has denied claims he as soon as snubbed the possibility to play for Senegal.

Mendy, who was born in La Seyne-sur-Mer, France, performed for the French U18, U19, U20 and U21 groups however remained eligible to characterize Senegal at senior stage.

The midfielder was handed his first call-up to Senegalese nationwide by coach Aliou Cisse for his or her Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers towards Congo and Eswatini.

The 28-year-old instructed Galsenfoot that aside from the latest invitation by Cisse, no different Senegalese coach had ever invited him, including that he by no means snubbed the Lions of Teranga.

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“No, by no means! I’ve by no means snubbed Senegal and I’ve by no means pushed Senegal away, both. I used to be by no means known as,” stated Mendy.

“That is the primary time {that a} coach from Senegal known as me with out hesitation, I got here to reply current. After that, there have been issues that have been stated.

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“However I confess that I’m very proud and really honoured to be a part of the historical past of this lovely workforce from Senegal. All my family members are as glad as I’m.

“Aliou Cisse is the one Senegalese coach who known as me and defined his venture to me. However earlier than he bought his telephone name, nobody else spoke to me, both a supervisor nor a coach.”

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