On Tuesday, the Senegalese official delegation to the World Cup left Moscow to return to Dakar. During the appeal, it was found that 4 Senegalese had missed the call, informs the Senegalese Press Agency (APS).
“Indeed, three supporters of the 12th Gaïndé (club Lions supporters Ndlr) and a [member] of the Stade de Mbour did not return Tuesday as it was agreed,” said the director of the High Competition Ministry of Sports , Souleymane Boune Daouda Diop.
According to him, however, one should not make speculations and avoid “going to hasty conclusions” about their absence.
“They have the right to stay in Russia until July 25,” he said.
According to the president of the 12 th Gaindé Issa Laye Diop had to wait Wednesday to confirm their absence. “I received the supporters yesterday (Tuesday). And until this morning, we are still checking if everyone is back. I will come back to you, in any case, to reverse or confirm the information, “he told APS.
Moreover, Peul Wade, vice-president of the Mbour Stadium supporters’ association, does not think of an attempt at illegal emigration of his comrades.
“In the worst case, they will return by paying their own ticket,” he reassures.
“Personally, I was invited to spend a few days in France, but I preferred to return to Senegal before leaving, to avoid conjectures,” he said according to the same source.
In addition, Malamine Tamba, who chairs “Allez Casa”, another supporter association, said that “all 50 people” parties represent his club were present at the airport.
“No member of our association has in mind the idea of taking advantage of this trip to make illegal emigration,” said Tamba.
People said there were candidates for illegal emigration, the source said. In addition, media reported that 7 of them were arrested at the Russian-Finnish border.