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Senegal FA threaten FIFA ban for West Ham striker Sakho

The Senegal FA are pushing for a playing ban for Diafra Sakho.

Sakho pulled out of Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations squad with a back injury, but grabbed the FA Cup winner against Bristol City on Sunday.

The Daily Mail says Senegalese FA chiefs have spoken to FIFA and demanded they take action, which could mean the summer signing from Metz could be banned by world football's governing body.

Meanwhile, Senegal coach Alain Giresse blasted: "I'm very surprised to learn that he played. When you cannot fly for six weeks and then suddenly you're playing a football game. There must be miraculous medicine in England.

"This sets a dangerous precedent because in future you are going to have players claiming they cannot catch planes to Africa but who can still play football (for their clubs). It is a debate that deserves more discussion."

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