Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – South Africa’s national under-17 team, Amajimbos, will face a tough challenge when they come up against Senegal in the quarter-final of the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations. The match promises to be a thrilling encounter, and South Africa’s head coach, Duncan Crowie, has called on his players to raise their game as they look to progress further in the competition.
Crowie, who has been in charge of Amajimbos for over two years and has led them to a number of impressive results, knows that his side will need to be at their very best if they are to overcome a strong Senegal team. Speaking ahead of the match, he said, “We know that Senegal are a very good team and they will be a difficult opponent. We need to raise our levels if we are to match them and give ourselves a chance of winning.”
Amajimbos finished second in Group D, with two wins and a loss, while Senegal won Group A with three wins in as many games. Despite the tough challenge that lies ahead, Crowie is confident that his team can rise to the occasion and produce a top-class performance.
“We have a good squad of players who are all very talented. They have shown that they can compete at this level, and I believe that they have what it takes to beat Senegal. It will be a tough game, but I know that my players are up for the challenge,” Crowie added.
The match between South Africa and Senegal will take place at the Stade Alassane Djigo in Pikine, a suburb of Dakar, on Tuesday, 23 March. Kickoff is at 16:00 local time (18:00 South African time), and it promises to be a closely contested encounter.
Amajimbos have a good record in this competition, having reached the semi-finals on two previous occasions. They will be hoping to go one step further this time around and bring home the trophy. However, Senegal will be determined to spoil their party and progress to the next round themselves.
In conclusion, both teams will be looking to progress in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. South Africa’s Amajimbos will have to be at their very best if they are to overcome a strong Senegal team and progress to the semi-finals of the TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.