Moussa Wague, KAS Eupen’s right back, will participate in the football World Cup in Russia with the national team of Senegal. Senegalese national coach Aliou Cissé has called up KAS Eupen’s right back, only 19 years old, to his World Cup squad from 14th June to 15th July. In the more than 70-year history of KAS Eupen, Moussa Wague is the first player to participate in a World Cup. It was just over a year ago that Moussa Wague played his first international at the age of 18, since when he has been selected by national coach Aliou Cissé for seven games, including four qualifiers for the World Cup.
Moussa Wague is relaxed and all smiles as he chats about the good news from his home country Senegal: “Of course, I am proud to be able to represent my country in the World Cup. That’s the biggest thing for a footballer and I’m really happy, also for my club, KAS Eupen. The news that I had made the squad did not take me by complete surprise – after all, the national coach called me up to the starting XI for the last World Cup qualifiers and I was able to put in some good performances. Now I also hope I get actual playing time in the World Cup and that I present myself well at the biggest football event on the planet. With Senegal, we will try to qualify for the knock-out stages after group games against Poland, Colombia and Japan.”
The entire Senegal national squad is scheduled to gather next Monday, 21st May.
KAS Director Christoph Henkel expressed his delight at the news from Dakar: “We are thrilled that our player Moussa Wague has been nominated for his home country’s World Cup squad. With his talent, his attitude and his daily commitment, Moussa Wague has earned this nomination and he really deserves it. This nomination is a great success for KAS Eupen too, and is additional proof that football talents can develop further with us and have the chance to recommend themselves for international assignments at the highest level. We have our fingers crossed for a successful World Cup for Moussa Wague, one that will leave him with many new impressions and experiences for the rest of his career.”