Player of the OM, Pape Gueye did not play the game of the African Cup of Nations against Guinea this Friday. And for good reason, the player would have been suspended by FIFA.
Trained in The Havre, Pape Gueye had decided to leave the Ligue 2 to take up new challenges and move to the next level. The midfielder wanted, at first, to know an experience abroad. The Senegalese international had quickly found an agreement with Watford. The English club had even announced the signing of Pape Gueye for five years. But a few days later, the player decided to unilaterally break his contract. His advisor Pierre-Henri Bovis mentioned “possible irregularities in the contract” to justify this decision. Pape Gueye then decided to join OM.
“We were warned that FIFA suspended him for his transfer from Watford to Marseille”
Feeling cheated, Watford has appealed to FIFA to challenge the transfer of Pape Gueye. And according to Aliou Cisse, the midfielder could not play the game of the African Cup of Nations this Friday against Guinea (0-0) because of a decision of the authority. “His lawyer informed us this morning. We received confirmation five minutes before the match. We were warned that FIFA has suspended him for his transfer from Watford to Marseille,” said the Senegal coach to the media. A decision that could lead to a controversy because of the timing.