- Sekou Cissé
Football player infobox| playername= Sekou Cissé
fullname = Sekou Cissé
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1985|5|23
height = height|m=1.84
clubnumber = 19
years = 2004 -
caps(goals) = 83 (16)
nationalyears = 2007 -
nationalteam = Cote d'Ivoire
nationalcaps(goals) = 6 (5)
pcupdate = 22 December 2007
ntupdate = 22 August 2008
Sekou Cissé (born
25 May, 1985in Dabou) is an Ivorian football striker who plays for Dutch Eredivisie club Roda JC.
He began his career in his home country, but came to the Netherlands under the advise of fellow Ivorian, and Cote d'Ivoire international striker
Arouna Konéin 2004, who was playing for Roda at the time. Following the departure of Koné to PSV Eindhovenin 2005, Cissé had an increased role in the Roda team, noted for his speed.
In 2006, it was reported that
Louis van Gaal, coach of fellow Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaarwas interested in signing him, as part of an exchange deal with Adil Ramzi. Roda, however, refused to negotiate, stating that they wanted to keep him in their team.
He was called up for the Cote d'Ivoire preliminary squad for the
2008 African Cup of Nationscompetition to take place in Ghana.
He competed in the
2008 Toulon Tournamentfor the U-23 Cote d'Ivoire team which which placed third. Cissé was top scorer of the tournament with four goals.
* [http://home.skysports.com/list.aspx?hlid=411840&plid=43040&clid=322&cpid=9 Cissé linked with AZ Alkmaar]
* [http://stats.globesports.com/holl/players.asp?player=25914 Profile at Globesports.com]
* [http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=44223&cc=5739 Profile at ESPN Soccer]
* [http://fifci.org/News.aspx?num=A000001619 Cissé called up to Cote d'Ivoire squad]
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