Dijon keeper Alfred Gomis season 'could be over'

Dijon keeper Alfred Gomis season 'could be over'

Senegalese international goalkeeper Alfred Gomis season could be over after he sustained an injury during his club's Ligue 1 clash with FC Nantes on Saturday.

Considered one of the best shot-stoppers in French top league, Gomis was replaced at halftime after he clashed with FC Nantes' Nigerian striker Moses Simon. 

"We fear a rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament of the right knee", announced his coach Stéphane Jobard, at a press conference.

Gomis is scheduled to undergo further medical examinations on Monday to asses the extent of the injury.

Italian youth team

Gomis grew up in the Torino youth system, and on 3 July 2013, he was officially loaned to Calabrian club Crotone in Serie B. On 14 September, he made his debut against Spezia, which ended 1–0 for the Rossoblu. Despite his young age and lack of experience, Gomis played as a starter collected 39 appearances, plus one appearance in the playoffs, as well as one in Coppa Italia.

Gomis was called up to Italy under-20 in 2013 by Luigi Di Biagio, but did not make any appearances. In the same year, he was also called up to the Italy under-21 Serie B representative team by Massimo Piscedda, against a Russian team. He was summoned by Piscedda for another game against the Italy under-21 played at the Partenio in Avellino. 

Gomis was then called up by the Senegal national football team, making his senior international debut on 14 November 2017, starting in a 2–1 victory against South Africa in the last qualifying match for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In May 2018 he was named in Senegal's 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.