Senegal to face Bosnia and Luxembourg in friendlies
Joseph Ebogo of Cameroon is challenged by Keita Balde of Senegal during the Afcon Quarter Final match between Senegal and Cameroon on the 28 January 2017 at Franceville , Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
Tuesday Feb 13, 2018. 13:30
Just after announcing a new partnership with PUMA, the Senegal Football Federation has confirmed that the Teranga Lions will play Bosnia and Herzegovina and Luxembourg in friendly internationals.
The Lions of Teranga will be preparing for the World Cup in Russia this year and the two matches will help coach Aliou Cisse asses his side.
According to media reports, the West Africans will play Bosnia and Herzegovina on March 27 in France and Luxembourg on May 31.
Cisse plans to face Bosnia who are similar to their Group H opponents in Russia, Poland, who they will play in their opening clash at the global showpiece.
The BBC reports that FSF officials are also in advanced talks with Croatia and Estonia for friendly dates in June ahead of the tournament in Russia.
At their first and only World Cup appearance in 2002, Senegal reached the quarter-finals and beat a star-studded French side in the group stages.
Apart from Poland, Senegal will meet Colombia and Japan in their group and the country’s sports minister, Matar Ba, has already challenged the side to become the first ever African nation to reach the World Cup semi-finals.