Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – The TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations is underway in Algiers, and one player is making headlines for his impressive performance on the field. Senegal’s captain, Amara Diouf, has broken the scoring record previously held by Nigerian Victor Osimhen, and he couldn’t be more thrilled.
Diouf’s two goals in the quarterfinals against South Africa brought his total tally to eight goals, surpassing Osimhen’s record of seven. The skipper expressed his excitement over the achievement, stating that he was proud to have made history for Senegal’s U-17 team.
“I am delighted to have broken Victor Osimhen’s record, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent my country in this tournament. We have worked hard as a team to get this far, and we will continue to fight until the end,” said Diouf in a post-match interview.
The TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations is a crucial tournament for young African footballers, as it provides a platform to showcase their talent and potentially attract attention from big clubs around the world. The tournament features sixteen teams from across the continent, with the winner qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Senegal has been a dominant force in the tournament, winning all of their matches so far and scoring a total of twelve goals. They will face Ivory Coast in the semifinals, with the winner earning a spot in the final.
Experts have praised Diouf’s performance, with many predicting a bright future for the young player. His skill, speed, and precision on the ball have made him a standout player in the competition, and his leadership as captain has been crucial to Senegal’s success.
“Amara Diouf is a rare talent. His ability to read the game, make quick decisions, and score goals is a testament to his hard work and dedication. He is a player to watch in the future,” said one football analyst.
The TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations continues to captivate football fans across the continent, and the performance of players like Amara Diouf will undoubtedly inspire a new generation of African football stars.