Senegal boss rage despite Irons “check Sakho” call

GiresseSenegal boss Alain Giresse is trying to get heavy-handed with the Irons over Diafra Sakho’s injury and absence from the African Nations Cup.

The Senegal head coach has gone public with inflammatory remarks threatening the Hammers not to play Diafra Sakho should he recover before his country exit the competition.

However, ClaretandHugh finds the remarks surprising to put it mildly as we understand the club has offered every opportunity for a Senegal medical team to check him out.

As yet no doctor has emerged from the Senegal camp despite an invitation to do so which make Giresse’s remarks all the more surprising.

We understand too that scans and reports from leading back specialists in London have been sent to them but West Ham have received absolutely no response.

Sam Allardyce says the striker is set to miss another two to five weeks with a recurrence of his back injury as was reported on this site last week.

But none of that has stopped Giresse saying: “If they don’t want Sakho to come so they can play him they are wrong. He doesn’t have the right.”

There’s also the implication that Senegal will use Fifa rules in a bid ro reinforce Giresse’s public position.





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5 comments on “Senegal boss rage despite Irons “check Sakho” call

  1. If that is what Giresse really believes, he should name him in the squad thereby using up a squad place, and tell West ham to send him out when he is fit. Somehow I don’t think he would risk that which demonstrates he is blowing hot air.

  2. The man is stupid why not send the medics or does he not trust them as it was them that caused the problem in the first place,why cause a problem with a club that has Kouyte in there team as well,we will not have problems with FIFA as we have done nothing wrong,if the player in two weeks time could be avaliable then he should select him now and wait for him to be fit the ,England team have traveled with injured players for many tournaments before that’s the chance you take,He wants the best of both worlds .

  3. And wasn’t the injury originally sustained while Sakho was away with Senegal??? He hardly has grounds to get heavy handed

  4. It was their sub standard medical staff screwed it up in the first place,to now be getting precious about the situation is ridiculous.Also if he rated him so highly why is it only a month or two ago he actually committed to wanting Sakho as a Senegal player.He only did it then incase France came in for him,as was the word at the time.If he doesnt believe the medical reports thats his choice.I would rather a specialist in London looked after him than one of Senegals team who did such an impressive job originally.I think he has little to shout about as the problem originated from their stupidity.

  5. Getting into a public slanging match of club versus country is a big mistake as would it be to expect sakho to play for us while Senegal are still involved with afcon.

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