Samuel El-Hadji Diouf’s African Nations’ Cup adventure might have terminated in shame and disgrace after his national team Senegal crashed out of the competition from the group stage and he himself was fined for clubbing out at night but try selling that to Bolton Wanderers! Bolton manager Gary Megson is more than just happy that his key striker is returning from Africa this morning.
The Bolton News reports that Diouf could be ready to face Reading in a relegation six-pointer this weekend. Although details of his travel arrangement haven’t been leaked out to the press, it has been reported that club owner Eddie Davies’ private jet is on a stand-by just in case.
Diouf might still posses some of his old magic but with the passage of time, the darker side of his character has come to the fore. Disciplinary records and fines imposed on him for misbehavior run into numbers and he was once again at the heart of the off-the-pitch headlines that Senegal grabbed at the African Nation’ Cup when he was left out of the side that faced South Africa because of visiting a nightclub two nights before the match. This Diouf is really one spoilt brat who has let all his early career boom (which now seem prehistoric) into his head!