CAN 2023: Disaster for Aliou Cissé and Senegal, Idrissa Gana Gueye is injured!

Starting with Everton this Saturday in the Premier League, Idrissa Gana Gueye only spent 22 minutes on the pitch. Injured, the Senegal captain should miss CAN 2023 given the nature of the injury.

CAN 2023: Disaster for Aliou Cissé and Senegal, Idrissa Gana Gueye is injured!

The 18th day of the Premier League risks leaving a very bitter taste for Senegalese midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye. Aligned from the start against Tottenham at the Hotspur Stadium, the 34-year-old left his partners in the 24th minute of play. Hit in the calf after an intervention on Brazilian striker Richarlison, the Senegalese international (104 matches for 7 goals) since 2011 has returned directly to the locker room after a few moments on the pitch with the trainers.

Grimacing during his exit, Idrissa Gana Gueye does not suggest a good thing for Senegal three weeks before the start of CAN 2023. While the injury is not muscular, medical examinations and precise information from Everton should dropping in the next few hours to clear things up. If the former PSG player’s problem is indeed muscular, it would undoubtedly be the direct package for the African Cup of Nations. Important in the Everton club’s playing system since his return in 2022, Gueye has already played 17 matches this season, including 13 as a starter for 1 goal scored.

Gueye, the captain in club and selection

For Everton, it would be another big blow with the injury a little earlier to Abdoulaye Doucouré, who is also important in midfield. For the Senegalese player himself, the bill would be higher with a package for the CAN which is very important for African players. Especially for Senegal, the reigning champion who will put their trophy back on the line, the loss of a player like Gueye would be a real blow. While we’re talking about injured players like Namphalis Mendy, Boulaye Dia , it must be said that Aliou Cissé has quite a dilemma facing him.

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CAN 2023: Disaster for Aliou Cissé and Senegal, Idrissa Gana Gueye is injured!

During the last confrontations of Senegal, we saw the importance of the native of Dakar in the system of the Lions of Teranga. Experienced, Gana Gueye is now in the selection, which represents a Casemiro for Brazil or a Tchouaméni for France. A great ball raker, the player is having an excellent season. In any case, we must hope for a miracle for the Senegalese and also for Everton.

For the Toffees, a muscle injury to Gana Gueye would be terrible news. Struggling to escape the red zone in the championship after the withdrawal of 10 points which really hurts the accounts, the Everton team really needs its strength to compete. This Saturday, things didn’t really go well with two goals conceded in the 9th and 18th minutes before the bad news from Gana Gueye in the 22nd.

Senegal is in fear for its other executives

At the moment, we will have to cross our fingers on the Senegalese side for the other captains of the selection who have matches to play with their club before returning to regroup for CAN 2023 in Dakar on December 30. In the Premier League, Pape Matar Sarr, also very valuable in Tottenham’s game this season, has two important meetings (against Brighton on the 28th and Bournemouth on the 31st) before the end of the new year.

For the others, it is Sadio Mané with Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, Kalidou Koulibaly with Al Hilal, Edouard Mendy with Al-Ahly or even Habib Diallo with Al-Shabab. In any case, Senegal has talented players who can fill the hole in the event of definitive confirmation for Gana Gueye. The young Lamine Camara from FC Metz could also have the blessing of his idol and try to make people forget his absence in Ivory Coast. We’re waiting to see the definitive news from Everton.

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