RADES (AfroBasket 2015) - Senegal forward Mouhammad Faye has been found guilty of an indiscipline by the Senegalese Basketball Federation resulting in his departure from Rades, Tunisia, where he was taking part in AfroBasket 2015.
Faye, who only featured in Senegal's 77-71 win over Morocco last Tursday, returned to Senegal after he was said to have had an altercation with head coach Cheik Sarr.
"I've said I would rather not talk about the expulsion of Muhammad Faye from the team because he is also a Senegalese who has contributed immensely to the national team though there were issues and it is the decision of the federation to expel him from the championship," said Sarr.
Team captain Maleye Ndoye described Faye's expulsion from the team as painful but he was happy that Faye realised his mistakes and apologised to the coach before returning back to Senegal.
"He is definitely being missed because he is a great player, but an indiscipline case was made against him and the federation took the decision to have him sent home," Ndoye told FIBA.com.
"I just hope he will be pardoned some day so that he can return to the national team in the future."
Faye, 30, was reported to have been involved in a similar incident at AfroBasket 2011 in Madagascar.