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    Senegal: Dominant Victory Offers Important Lessons for Nigerian Golden Eaglets Ahead of U17 AFCON Opener

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    The African Boulevard Africain Editorial Team brings you Senegal news and breaking news headlines in Politics, Economy, Business, Investment and Entertainment. We are unbiased, moved only by the quest for truth.
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    Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – On Tuesday, Senegal defeated hosts Algeria 3-0 at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, becoming the first team to secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2023 U17 Africa Cup of Nations. The match offered some important lessons that the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, who are yet to play their opening game, can learn from.

    1. Stay organized and disciplined defensively
      One of the key takeaways from Senegal’s victory over Algeria was their disciplined approach to defending. They were well-organized at the back, and their defenders were quick to close down Algeria’s attackers. This level of discipline ensured they were not caught on the break.

    2. Dominate midfield
      Senegal’s midfield dominated Algeria’s midfield, winning the most duels and controlling the game’s tempo. The Golden Eaglets can learn from this by ensuring they don’t give their opponents too much space in midfield and win the midfield battle.

    3. Take advantage of set-pieces
      Senegal scored two of their three goals from set-pieces, which shows how much of a threat they were from dead-ball situations. The Golden Eaglets can capitalize on this by working on their set-piece routines ahead of their games.

    4. Be clinical in front of goal
      Senegal’s attackers were clinical in front of goal, scoring three goals from just three shots on target. The Golden Eaglets can learn from this by taking their chances when they come and not wasting opportunities to score.

    5. Play with confidence
      Lastly, Senegal played with confidence throughout the game, which was evident in their dominant performance. The Golden Eaglets can take a cue from this by playing with confidence and expressing themselves on the pitch.

    In a post-match interview, Senegal coach, Amara Traore, expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance, stating that his team executed their game plan perfectly. “We came with a game plan, and the boys executed it to perfection. I am proud of them,” he said.

    The Golden Eaglets will begin their campaign against Tanzania on Friday, and they would be looking to apply these lessons to their game. A win in their opening game could set them up for a deep run in the tournament.

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