Who does not remember Senegal’s stellar entry to the 2002 World Cup? With this unexpected victory against the great team of France champion of the world and of Europe in title and 1st in the classification FIFA whereas Senegal was only 42e. 1 to 0.
Simple stroke of luck? No ! The Lions will prove it by their results in the following games: tie against Denmark and then against Uruguay. Qualified in the round of 16, the team beat 2 goals to 1 Sweden. The Lions then cross into Turkey in the quarter-finals for a game, which will score 0-0 at the end of the regular time. It will be after 3 minutes of extension that İlhan Mansız will end the dream of the Senegalese.
This success, these magical moments that made the whole country vibrate, and Africa, Senegal must also and especially a man, Bruno Metsu, the French coach Senegalese heart. A man who knew how to wake the Lions.
Bruno will die on October 15, 2014, at the age of 59 years after three cancers. It will always remain in the hearts of the Senegalese.