Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – Senegal’s head coach Saliou Dia is determined to make history when his team takes on Morocco in the final of the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, Algeria.
With the final set to take place on Friday, May 19, Dia is excited for his team to make their mark on the tournament. “I am very proud of what our team has achieved so far, but we are not yet done,” he said. “We have a chance to make history and we will do everything in our power to achieve that.”
Senegal has had an impressive run in the tournament, with four wins and one draw in their five matches leading up to the final. They have scored 11 goals and only conceded two, making them the team with the best defensive record in the tournament.
Their opponents, Morocco, have also been in excellent form, scoring 16 goals in five matches and only conceding three. However, Dia is confident that his team can come out on top. “We are up against a very good team, but we have the talent and the determination to win,” he said.
The TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations is an important tournament for young African players to showcase their talents. The tournament also serves as a qualifying event for the FIFA U17 World Cup, which will take place in Peru in 2023.
The final promises to be an exciting clash between two talented teams, and football fans across the continent are eagerly anticipating the outcome. Dia is hoping that his team can make history and bring the trophy home to Senegal.
“We have worked hard to get to this point, and we will give it our all in the final,” he said. “Our players have shown great character and determination throughout the tournament, and I have no doubt that they will do the same in the final.”
The match will be broadcast live on various television networks across the continent, and fans from all over Africa will be tuning in to see who will come out on top.
For Dia and his team, this is a chance to write their names in the history books and make their mark on African football. Whether they can achieve this feat remains to be seen, but one thing is certain – the Senegal team will be giving it their all as they aim for glory in the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations final.