Senegal Clinch First U17 Cup of Nations Title

by | May 20, 2023 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

At a jam-packed Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, Samadou Sawane headed the decisive winner minutes from time as Senegal scored twice in four minutes.

The West Africa giants come from a goal down to beat Morocco 2-1 to clinch their first-ever TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in a dramatic finale on Friday.

Skipper Abdelhamid Ait Boudlal had given Morocco a 14th-minute lead, one they kept until the 79th minute when Serigne Falou Diouf scored a VAR-awarded penalty.

Sawane towered the entire defence to head home four minutes later, completing the hard-earned turnaround for the Teranga Cubs.

A clean sweep for Senegal as they have now won a third consecutive continental title within four months, their team of locally based players having won the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) title in February at the same venue of their conquest on Friday, while they also won the U20 AFCON title in Egypt in March.

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Sawane scores winner as Senegal clinch TotalEnergies U17 AFCON title

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