2023 U-20 AFCON: Senegal beat Gambia to dethrone Ghana as Champions

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Senegal defeated neighbours Gambia 2-0 at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday to win their first ever TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Young Teranga Lions qualified to Saturday’s final with a hundred percent record, winning all their matches, scoring 12 goals and without conceding a goal.

In the final, Senegal proved too hot to handle for Gambia as they scored in the opening minutes of either half to win 2-0 and in the process secure their first ever U-20 AFCON after losing in the final in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Sulaymane Faye broke the deadlock for Senegal after six minutes, before Mamadou Camara guided home a corner in the 56th minute to wrap up the win.

For winning the U-20 AFCON, Senegal together with Gambia, Nigeria, and Tunisia will represent Africa in the U-20 World Cup to be played in Indonesia from May 20 to June 11, 2023.

The triumph is Senegal’s latest achievement in Sports. The West African nation are holders of the African Cup of Nations, Championship of African Nations (CHAN) and the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations.

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