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Senegal Football Coach Embraces Islam
|Cairo: Senegal's national soccer team, French coach Bruno Metsu, decided to take the opportunity of his team’s historic victory over the French team in the opening match of the World Cup to announce that he has embraced Islam.
It was unclear when exactly he embraced Islam since he is married to a Senegalese Muslim, but he only made it public following the Senegalese team’s win.
Speaking on his program on Egyptian Television’s Channel 2, former Egyptian Captain Mahmoud Al Khateeb said that the Senegalese coach made the announcement right after the match.
“After Senegal winning the match, Metsu has been under the limelight which made him consider this as a good moment to make the announcement,” said Egyptian Sports Critic Abadi Al-Qusi.
Right after the match, Metsu said: “It’s the match we’ve been dreaming of. It’s a great reward for Senegal and the team. We worked very hard. We’re really happy and feel that we’ve come a long way. But there are two other important matches coming up and we must maintain this same level of performance against Denmark and Uruguay.
“All the players must feel that they have gained a great chance to go up to the second round and as their coach I’m completely satisfied.” (IslamOnline) q