According to L’Equipe, OM midfielder Boubacar Kamara – the French youth international – has given his in-principle consent to play early with Senegal’s selection. Thus he can compete in the World Cup at the end of the year.
Pape Gueye, Bamba Dieng, Bouna Sarr, Edouard Mendy… Among current OM players and older players, Marseille has a mild accent in the locker room of recent African Cup of Nations winners Senegal. And the phenomenon could escalate, because according to L’Equipe, another Marseillais should soon join the Lions of Teranga: Boubacar Kamara.
The 22-year-old Olympian midfielder, a French international on several occasions among young people (U17, U18, U19, U20, Espoirs), was never called up to A by Didier Deschamps. And they would have given their in-principle consent to join Senegal in the long run. This will allow them to compete in the 2022 World Cup, where the African champions will face Qatar, Ecuador and the Netherlands in the group stage.
How should Didier Deschamps react?
Very successful in Marseille, where he is still at the end of his contract, Kamara has been the subject of recent attitudes from Senegalese staff. There have been discussions and there is a genuine interest on his part, both for reasons of familial attachment, but also… because the blues haven’t shown themselves to be much.
According to L’Equipe, Senegalese coach Aliou Cissé contacted the OM community directly after AFCON and presented them with his game plan, and it looks like he will convince him.
This pure product of the Marseille training centre, who is very likely to change clubs this summer, should therefore begin his international career in parallel with the selection in full swing. Until the news Didier Deschamps reacts, and a small reversal of the situation occurs…