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SENEGAL: Krepin Diatta, a star of Senegalese football.


The young Senegalese player of 20 years, Krépin Diatta, was elected man of the match during the meeting between Senegal and Tanzania on Sunday, June 23, 2019 where he was the author of the second goal for the team of Senegal.

Krepin Diatta was born on February 25, 1999 in Ziguinchor, a region in southern Senegal. Passionate about the ball, he very early chose football as the main activity of his daily life, a sporting activity that will become professional thereafter.

In 2017, he participated in the African Cup of Nations under 17 years. The young prodigy plays five games and scores 2 goals respectively against South Africa and Cameroon in the group stage.

Krepin Diatta also takes part in the U-20 World Cup held in South Korea in 2017. He has played three games in this competition against Saudi Arabia, the United States and Ecuador. The lions lost in this crucial match against Mexico in the round of 16.

This Sunday, June 23, 2019, during the match against Tanzania of the African Cup of Nations, CAN 2019, he allowed Senegal to secure his victory by scoring the second goal.

Thus, it is at the end of the match that we discover the prowess of the talented attacking midfielder. However, many Senegalese but also Africans laughed at his physique. Strong reactions to denounce these appreciations that go against the sports discipline have been shown. Sportsmen and even Senegalese or African celebrities in social networks have called for the restraint and respect of the footballer. On tweeter and Facebook the hashtag #krepindiatta appeared to create a solidarity belt around the player.

These ridiculed mockery, raise the place of racism in the football fields. Here it is the Africans as a whole who are attacking their own brother. The question that needs to be asked is whether we really have the sense of humanity or simply the demands of life in society.

Recall that Krepin Diatta financed the rehabilitation of an operating theater of the Ziguinchor regional hospital his birthplace even forgetting his own house.