Danish Super League side Odense Boldklub confirmed the signing of Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Buya Turay on a two-year deal. "Ahead of the coming season, we have agreed with former Allsvenskan top scorer Mohamed Buya Turay on a two-year contract," the club said in a...
Morocco beat Mali to set U17 final date with Senegal
Morocco’s goalkeeper Taha Benrhozil was brilliant, saving three of eight penalties as they defeated Mali 6-5 to make their first-ever TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final at the Stade Chahid Hamlaoui on Sunday.
As a result, they will face West African giant Senegal in the final of this year’s U17 AFCON at the Stade de Nelson Mandela on Friday.
Morocco and Mali match was forced into penalties after a 0-0 stalemate in regulation time, and Benrhozil showed just why he is one of the top keepers in the tournament with three intelligent saves.
On the other hand, Senegal reached their first U17 final after surviving a penalty shoot-out to down Burkina Faso 5-4 at the 19 May 1956 Stadium in Annaba on Sunday.
The Atlas Cubs coach, Said Chiba, has said they were patient and organised after the victory.
“We knew that we were going into a difficult game, and we needed to manage it well and ensure Mali, which is a very high-level team, does not find its rhythm and channels to attack. We played compact as to how we had planned,” the coach noted.
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