Senegal win 2023 Under-20 AFCON

Senegal beat Gambia to win U-20 AFCON, as Flying Eagles secure bronze

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Senegal have won the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations after beating hard-fighting The Gambia 2-0 in an all-West African final at the Cairo International Stadium, in Egypt, Saturday.

Senegal win 2023 Under-20 AFCON

Earlier, Friday, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles thrashed Tunisia 4-0 to claim the bronze medal at the competition for a record fourth time at the same competition.

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Winger Ibrahim Muhammad opened the scoring for Nigeria after nine minutes.

Ahmed Abdullahi doubled the lead a minute after the half-time break, before Jude Sunday grabbed a brace in the 48th and 90th minutes to clearly establish Nigeria’s superiority in the game.

Sunday’s first goal was a fantastic solo effort and his second was scored with a fierce drive from the edge of the box in stoppage time.

Nigeria and Tunisia, alongside finalists Senegal and The Gambia, will represent Africa at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup scheduled to be hosted by Indonesia from May 20 to June 11.

The Young Teranga Lions of Senegal beat their neighbours The Gambia 2-0 on Saturday to win their first ever TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

Goals from forward Sulaymane Faye and midfielder Mamadou Camara in the Egyptian capital of Cairo were enough to secure Senegal victory over their arch-rivals.

The West African side which qualified to Saturday’s final with a hundred percent record winning all their matches without conceding a goal, were playing their fourth TotalEnergies U-20 AFCON final having finished runners-up in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

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