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AFCON2023: Kouyaté leaves Sénégal camp, days to Cameroon clash


By Biwah Bryan

Cheikhou Kouyate a Senegalese player has left the team’s camp ahead of Senegals group C game with Cameroon to attend his father’s burial.

The Nottingham Forest star, who was an unused substitute in Senegal’s 3-0 win against Gambia on Monday, was allowed to attend the burial of his father, who passed away on Monday

Kouyate received the news of his father’s passing while at the Teranga Lions’ camp in Yamoussoukroon on Tuesday, and received permission from the Senegalese Football Federation to attend the funeral.

The federation released a statement offering their condolences and confirming that Kouyate would be permitted to leave camp for families reasons

The ceremony is said to take place on Wednesday in Dakar, and Kouyate aims at returning on time for Senegal’s important Group C match against Cameroon on Friday.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

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