FIFA suspends Pape Gueye

This Friday, OM midfielder Pape Gueye was expected to start with Senegal against Guinea at CAN 2021 (0-0), but he was finally replaced at the last minute by Mamadou Loum, lined up in his place by Aliou Cissé. The Lions coach revealed after the match that this change follows a FIFA sanction against the Marseillais.

«Pape Gueye had an administrative problem just before the match kicked off. Five minutes before, we were informed that FIFA suspended him for a transfer between his club, Marseille, and Watford. His lawyer informed us this morning around 11 a.m., but just before the meeting, we had confirmation. That’s why we removed it from the score sheet“said the technician at a press conference.

Gueye had joined OM in the summer of 2020 after signing a pre-contract with Watford, who had filed an appeal. This was obviously deemed admissible. At the worst time for Senegal, faced with a carnage at the start of CAN…

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