Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Pape Moussa Konaté was born on 3 April, 1993. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Amiens and the Senegal national team. Moussa started his career playing for Senegalese second division club ASC Toure Kunda de Mbour, helping them to win promotion to top division and win the Senegal FA Cup for 2010 season, which resulted in 2011 CAF Confederation Cup appearance. In spring 2011 Konaté went to Israel for a month trial for Maccabi Tel Aviv. He impressed Maccabi’s coach Moti Ivanir enough to become Maccabi’s first signing for the 2011–12 season.
After signing a two-year contract with the club, Moussa became Maccabi’s fifth foreign player on the squad. He made his debut playing in UEFA Europe League second qualifying round against FK Khazar Lankaran scoring the first goal and assisting the second to Eliran Atar resulting in Maccabi’s victory 3–1.
After excelling playing for Senegal in the 2012 Summer Olympics scoring five goals, Konaté joined Russian club FC Krasnodar for a fee of €2 million after previously being linked with Premier League clubs. After joining Krasnodar, he revealed he had rejected Premier League clubs in favor of Krasnodar.
Konaté started all of Senegal’s matches at the 2012 Olympic tournament in which the nation reached the quarter-finals. In the first group game at Old Trafford, he scored an 82nd-minute equaliser in a 1–1 draw with hosts Great Britain. He was named in the Sengalese squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after Diafra Sakho withdrew due to injury. Konate is represented by Djily Dieng of ExtraTime Sport Uk.