Perhaps no other Senegalese was hard hit by the team's defeat to Ghana than former striker Jules Bocande.
He had earlier on told Citi FM that his country will overcome Ghana by two goals to one but when this website caught up with him after the game, he lifted his hands up in despair and confessed that the Black Stars took their chances well as against the Teranga Lions.
'After the first half, i realised we were in for trouble', the former Senegalese Head Coach stressed.
After a disappointing display by Senegal in the Nations Cup in 1994, Bocande, then the Head Coach, was axed by the football federation but was appointed later as assistant Coach in 2002 when the team were eliminated in the quarter finals in the World Cup finals.
If there is one Senegalese striker gradually stepping into the shoes of Bocande, then it must be his son Daniel Francois Bocande.