Khadim Ndiaye: Guinea's Horoya extend contract with Senegal keeper

Khadim Ndiaye
Horoya's goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye played in all of Senegal's matches at the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Guinean side Horoya AC have extended the contract of their Senegal goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye following his double leg break on Saturday.

The 34-year-old, who played in all of Senegal's games at the 2018 World Cup, suffered the injury in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Morocco against Wydad Casablanca.

Ndiaye's contract was due to end this year but the club "wanted to ensure his immediate future by extending his contract for three years from today (14 April)."

Horoya's owner Antonio Souare has also offered Ndiaye a role at the club as part of the technical staff in the future and will pay for his training in Europe.

The goalkeeper received several minutes of treatment following a collision with teammate Boubacar Samassekou, before being stretchered off in the 5-0 defeat.

The club confirmed on Sunday that Ndiaye had undergone surgery in Rabat.

"The results are reassuring and he will remain at the Cheick Zaidi University hospital where he will continue his recovery," Horoya announced on social media.

Horoya declined to release information about the length of his recovery period.

It was a double setback for the Guinean club who had hoped for better in the Champions League following a goalless first leg against Wydad Casablanca in Guinea last weekend.

Now Ndiaye, their regular goalkeeper, is expected to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

He played in all three matches as Senegal narrowly failed to get past the group stage at the 2018 World Cup last summer.

After the World Cup Ndiaye was quoted as saying he would not leave Horoya, even if Barcelona offered him a deal.

However in recent times he has been overlooked by Senegal coach Aliou Cisse, who has left him out of his selections since the end of the tournament in Russia.

Ndiaye began his career at local side ASC Linguère before a short loan spell with Swedish club Kalmar FF in 2012.

He returned home and swiftly joined local giants ASC Diaraf in the Senegalese capital Dakar, where he played a season before switching to Horoya AC in November 2013.

The veteran, who has been capped 28 times, made his debut for the Teranga Lions against DR Congo in August 2009 and represented his country at the 2012 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

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