Niang set to be dropped
25 January 2012, 17:28
Senegal look set to drop captain Mamadou Niang for their crunch
Africa Cup of Nations Group A match against co-hosts Equatorial Guinea
on Wednesday evening.
The West Africans were beaten 2-1 by Zambia in their opening game of the
tournament on Saturday, a surprise result that undermined their status
as one of the favourites for the 2012 Afcon title.
Niang had a particularly disappointing match and was substituted at half
time by coach Amara Traore, with Issiar Dia coming on in his place.
Niang defended Traore’s decision to withdraw him against Chipolpolo,
saying: “The coach is the one to decide who comes in or out.
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