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Recruiting shock: Pies sign Senegalese ruck prospect who has never played footy – AFL

Collingwood signs Bassirou Faye on an International Rookie Scholarship



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COLLINGWOOD has landed one of the biggest recruiting shocks in recent memory, signing a Senegalese basketballer who has never played a game of football and is currently in his home country.
Bassirou Faye, 18, has committed to the Pies on an International Rookie Scholarship and will endeavour to return to Australia in coming weeks.
The athletic 202cm ruck prospect impressed in summer trials with NAB League club Oakleigh Chargers before being forced to return to Senegal due to visa constraints.

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