Casa Sports

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Casa Sports
Full name Casa Sports de Ziguinchor
Founded 1960
Ground Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta
Ziguinchor, Senegal
Ground Capacity 10,000
Manager Senegal Demba Ramata Ndiaye
League Senegal Premier League
2015-16 6th

Casa Sports de Ziguinchor is a Senegalese football club based in Ziguinchor. They play in the top division in Senegalese football. Their home stadium is Stade Aline Sitoe Diatta. It is the most popular sports club in Casamance, the first four letters of the area gives the name to the club, the short form Casa.

Casa Sport also is sixth in the number of major honours won in Senegal numbering six, shared with AS Police of Dakar and SUNEOR Diourbel.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1960, the year that Senegal was becoming independent and was founded as Foyer de Jeunes de Casamance. In the early 1970s, it was changed to Casamance-Sporting Football Club and was shortened to its current Casa Sports later. In 2009, Casa Sport became a professional club. The club celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.

The first tile was the Senegalese Cup won in 1979 and the first club from Casamance along with Southern Senegal to win a national title. Casamance went to their second cup final in 1980 but lost. Casa Sport was second place in the 2008 Division 1 season and again in the 2009 season and under the new name Ligue 1. Casa Sport was second placed the Coupe de Parlement or the Parliament Cup in 2008. In 2009, Casa Sport became a professional club. Casa Sport appeared in the first ever Senegalese League Cup where the club reached up to second place in the 2009 season. A year later, they won their first title in 2010. Also in the year, Casa Sport was second place in the 2010 WAFU Cup. Casa Sport won their next cup title in 32 years in 2011. Casa Sport won their only championship title in 2012. In 2013, Casa Sport brought to their only appearance in the continental championships. Later on, Casa Sport won their second and recent League Cup title and was one of the first winners of the Senegalese Champion's Trophy. Casa Sport headed to their fourth cup finals and lost. In 2015 and 2016, they lost both of the cup final matches.

Several of the greatest players of the club played in other clubs including FC Metz, Boavista, Sochaux, Bruge, Saint-Étienne, Nantes, Chelsea, Anderlecht, WAC Casablanca and Étoile of Sahel. One of the former players, Athanas Tendeng became manager of the club in the 2010s.

Continental competitions[edit]

In the continental level, their first appearance was in 1980 and faced Bula FC from Guinea Bissau, after defeating that club, the club would later lose to Algeria's MA Hussein-Dey in the second round. As Casa Sport was third place, they entered into the 2008 CAF Confederation Cup and lost to Dolphins Port Harcourt, 1-2 in the away match as the home match was a draw. As Casa Sport was second place, they also qualified into the 2009 CAF Champions League and faced Mali's mighty club, Djoliba AC and lost to that club. After winning their second cup title, the club faced Gamtel in the Senegambian derby in the 2012 CAF Confederation Cup and lost 3-4 in the penalty shootout as two of the matches had a goal each. After winning their recent championship title, they went to the 2013 CAF Champions League and faced Morocco's Moghreb de Tétouan and Casa won with 3-1 in the penalty shootout as two of its matches had a goal each. Casa Sport headed to the First Round and faced Mali's greatest club Stade Malien and would lost to that club. This was Casa Sport's recent appearance at the continental level.

WAFU competitions[edit]

At the subcontinental level, Casa Sport appeared in the 1984 edition and lost to Sekondi Hasaacas, a year later as they were runner up in Division 1, they lost to the club from the neighboring Guinea-Bissau UDI Bissau with a total of 1-3, all in an away match. Casa Sports' greatest appearance was the 2010 WAFU Club Championship where they were runner-up, Casa Sports defeated the Ports from the surrounded neighbor of the Gambia, they advanced to the Third Round and defeated Horoya AC 5-6 in penalty shootouts as both clubs won each of the two matches,[1][2] Casa Sport went to the semis and defeated AC Semassi from the Togo 0-2 and at the finals, lost to Nigeria's Sharks FC.

Uniform[edit]

Its uniform color is white with black socks but a black t-shirt with black sleeve rim is used for home games, all with a two-rowed checkered lining on the right. When there is a same uniform color in some parts of the other club, the other uniform color is red with a checkered sleeve and black socks.

Previous uniforms were colored black for home games with a black-white checkered portion t-shirt and white socks and white with black socks for away games.

Home uniform up to 2011
Visitor's uniform up to 2011
Third colour uniform up to 2011
Home uniform up to 2014
Away uniform up to 2014
Third colour uniform up to 2014

[edit]

Its logo color are green, white, yellow and red.

Honours[edit]

2012.
1979, 2011.
2010, 2013.
2013.

League and cup history[edit]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

Casa Sports's results in CAF competition
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1980 African Cup of Champions Clubs Senegalese Cup winners Preliminary Round Guinea-Bissau Bula FC 5–1 1–0 6–1
First Round Algeria MA Hussein Dey 0–2 1–1 2–3
2008 CAF Confederation Cup Ligue 1 - Group B - 2nd First Round Nigeria Dolphins Port Harcourt 1–2 0–0 1–2
2009 CAF Champions League Ligue 1 - Group B - 2nd Preliminary Round Mali Djoliba AC, 1-0, 0-4 0–4 1–0 1–4
2012 CAF Confederation Cup Senegalese Cup winners Preliminary Round The Gambia Gamtel 1–0 1–0 1–1 (3-4 p)
2013 CAF Champions League Senegalese champions Preliminary Round Morocco Moghreb de Tétouan 1–0 1–0 1–1 (3-1 p)
First Round Mali Stade Malien, 1-2, 0-2 1–2 2–0 1–4

Performance at the WAFU Club Championship[edit]

Casa Sports results at the WAFU Club Championship
Season Competition Qualification method Round Opposition Home Away Aggregate
1984 WAFU Club Championship Division 1 Runner-up Preliminary Round Ghana Sekondi Hasaacas 2–1 2–2 2–1 (4–5 p.)
1985 WAFU Club Championship Division 1 Runner-up First Round Guinea-Bissau UDI Bissau 0–0 1–3 1–3
2010 WAFU Club Championship Ligue 1 Group B Runner-up First round The Gambia Gambia Ports Authority 2–0 0–1 0–1
Third Round Guinea Horoya AC 1–0 1–0 1–1 (5–6 p.)
Semifinals Togo AC Semassi 0–2 0–2
Finals Nigeria Sharks FC 1–0 1–0

National level[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup League Cup AN Cup Notes Final Phase
1981 1 7 26 6 14 5 22 20 +2 26
1982 1 1 26 - - - - - - - Winner
1983 1 2 26 - - - - - - -
1984 1 2 26 - - - - - - 36
1990-91 1 6 30 8 18 4 19 14 +5 34
1991-92 1 10 30 6 16 8 12 14 -2 28
1992-93 1 14 28 - - - - - - 23
1995 2 - - - - - - - -
1996 2 - - - - - - -
1997 1 13 26 - - - - - - 24
2000 2 - - - - - - - -
2000–2001 1 13 26 3 13 10 12 25 -13 22
2002–2003 2 - - - - - - - -
2003–2004 1 11 38 15 7 16 23 22 +1 52 Finalist
2005 1 5 34 12 11 11 25 27 -2 47
2006 1B 2 16 5 4 7 13 15 -2 19 Did not advance Did not participate
2007 1B 3 16 7 7 2 17 9 +8 28 Winner Advanced into the final phase 3rd place
3 10 3 4 3 8 7 +1 13
2008 1B 1 18 11 3 4 20 9 +11 36 Advanced into the finals Finalist
2009 1B 1 16 9 5 2 26 15 +11 32 Finalist Advanced to the finals Finalist
2010 1B 2 16 7 5 4 28 13 +15 26 Winner Did not advance Did not participated
2010–2011 1 3 30 12 11 7 33 23 +10 47
2011–2012 1B 2 14 7 4 3 15 6 +9 25 Advanced into the finals Champion
1 6 3 2 1 5 2 +3 11
2013 1 6 30 10 14 6 23 15 +8 44
2013–2014 1 3 26 11 8 7 32 18 +14 31
2014–2015 1 6 26 11 8 7 22 17 +5 35
2015-16 1 5 26 9 9 8 29 27 +2 36

Statistics[edit]

  • Best position: Second Round (continental)
  • Best position at a cup competition: Preliminary Round (continental)
  • Best position at the League Cup: 1st
  • Appearances at the League Cup: 9
  • Appearances at the Super Cup: 2
  • Total goals scored at a cup final: 8

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 September 2012[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Senegal GK Maguette Gningue
2 Senegal DF Souleymane Mané
3 Senegal DF Abdoulaye Diallo
4 Senegal DF Mame Saër Thiouné
5 Senegal DF Mody Traoré
6 Senegal DF Assane Gakou
7 Senegal MF Ismaïla Diarra Badji
8 Senegal MF Pierre Benoît Aubïa Manga
9 Senegal FW Emile Paul Tendeng
10 Senegal MF Dominique Mendy
11 Senegal FW Mamadou Diatta N'Diaye
12 Senegal MF Kémo Soumaré
13 Senegal DF Yaya Sonko
14 Senegal MF Christian Pascal Diatta
15 Senegal DF Blaise Mingou
No. Position Player
16 Senegal GK Samuel Sagna
17 Senegal MF Mamanding Kidiera
18 Senegal FW Karim Ben Badji
19 Senegal MF Alouise Thiaw
20 Senegal FW Aliou Coly
21 Senegal MF Assané Dramé
22 Senegal FW Pape Souleymane Sané
23 Senegal MF Youssouph Coly
24 Senegal FW Baba Kobena Koussounou Kébé
26 Senegal FW Siaka Sané
27 Senegal DF Jérôme Gomis
28 Senegal FW Pape Sané
29 Senegal DF Bonaventure Mancabou
30 Senegal FW Alouise Thiaw

Players[edit]

References[edit]

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