A week from the beginning of the Senegalese league 1 championship, SeneNews presents the teams that are competing for this season. After the defending champion US Gorée, the Guédiawaye Football Club, Niary Tally, Casa Sports, Jaraaf, Diambars, Linguère de Saint-Louis, US Ouakam, Stade de Mbour and Mbour Petite Côte. , Zoom on the Customs’ Sports Association (AS).

The AS Customs will certainly have to forget last season and improve the coat of arms. A chaotic participation in Africa, an early elimination in cuts and a relegation avoided in the last days, is how one could summarize the season of AS Customs. The Gabelous champions of Senegal had to confirm their status following the title conquered the nose and the beard of NGB.

But the fiasco was total for the partners of Captain Asse Ndoye. After taking the water at ASD, the Douaniers eventually lost their coach Karim Sega and this was the beginning of an unprecedented downfall. Fortunately, they will eventually save their place in the elite by finishing first not relegable. A status far from the ambitions of this club which occupies a not insignificant place in Senegalese football.

Recruitment Update

For the current season, the partners of Lexi Guessobi Dogue will have to show a completely different face. The club has carried out a major redevelopment with several releases. So we must note the departure of a lot of executives in this case Pope Ansou Diassé Ousmane Gassama, Mouttarou Balde and Babacar Diop. Djim Momar Lo Mamadou Lamine Keita and Mame MoussaDione (USO) – Mame Cheikh Samb Fabregas and Memeu (GFC) and – Ameth Tall (Suneor) An experienced group that will surely have a say this season.

An expatriate coach recruited to change the situation

AS Douanes, who struggled last season to maintain the Senegalese league 1, recruited technician Patrice Bodiang, who worked several years in Europe, especially in Belgium, according to local newspapers. Former player of the Joan of Arc who also evolved in Belgium and France, the technician of 48 years committed for one year. The technician explained his choice by the good structuring of the AS Douanes who succeeded the double-cut of the league-championship in 2015.

“I am the national championship very closely,” said the native technician of Dakar, saying he has to face something different from what he has known for several years in Europe. “I have the chance to meet ambitious leaders,” added the technician who will evolve on the bench of a team that wants to regain its luster of early years. The new coach of AS Douanes has entrusted to hold a diploma of the Belgian federal school, patent of the UEFA B.