Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – Senegal’s skipper Amara Diouf has written his name in the history books after breaking Nigerian Victor Osimhen’s record at the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). His brace against South Africa in the quarter-finals in Algiers has delighted him and his country.
Diouf’s hunger for goals and desire to break records was evident from the onset. He came into the tournament determined to make an impact and put his country on the map. Diouf’s two goals have not only secured Senegal’s place in the semi-finals but also ensured he has now scored a record-breaking 10 goals in the U17 AFCON.
“Breaking Victor Osimhen’s record is a dream come true for me. It’s an amazing feeling to be recognized in this way, and I am grateful to my teammates for their support throughout the tournament,” said Diouf in a post-match interview.
Diouf’s achievement has not gone unnoticed, with his name trending on social media platforms. Football fans from all over the world have taken to social media to congratulate him on his record-breaking feat.
The Senegal U17 team has been a joy to watch in the tournament, with Diouf leading the charge for his country. Their attacking prowess has been unmatched, which has seen them score a total of 22 goals in the tournament.
Senegal’s head coach, Malick Daf, has been impressed with Diouf’s performance in the tournament. “Amara is a fantastic player and a great leader on the pitch. He sets an excellent example for his teammates and is always willing to fight for the team. I’m delighted to have him in my team,” commented Daf.
The Senegalese will now face Cameroon in the semi-final, and Diouf will be looking to add to his goal tally and help his country reach the final. A win for Senegal will see them qualify for the FIFA U17 World Cup in Peru, which is scheduled to take place later this year.
In conclusion, Amara Diouf’s record-breaking feat has been a highlight of the U17 AFCON tournament. His determination, hard work, and leadership skills have inspired his teammates and garnered global attention. African Boulevard News wishes him and the Senegal U17 team success in their semi-final clash against Cameroon.