Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – The TotalEnergies U-17 Africa Cup of Nations 2023 witnessed a momentous occasion when Coach Saliou Dia’s heroic team dedicated their resounding 5-0 victory over South Africa to the Senegalese people and their country’s World Cup qualification. Dia was ecstatic as he congratulated his team for their hard work, dedication, and talent, saying that they had demonstrated that anything is possible.
The match, which took place on Thursday at Stade de Mbour in Senegal, was a do-or-die moment for both sides. However, Senegal was the stronger side and dominated play from the first whistle to the last. The Teranga Lions were on top form as they overpowered South Africa with their speed, agility, and ball control, leaving the crowd ecstatic.
Coach Dia expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance, saying, “I am delighted and proud of my team. We have worked hard for this moment, and it has finally paid off. The boys played with heart and determination and showed the world what they are capable of doing. We dedicate this victory to the people of Senegal, who have supported us all this while.”
Dia’s team’s qualification for the World Cup has been a long time coming. Senegal has been consistent with their performances in the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, having won it once in 2015 and finishing as runners-up in 2017, and now they have finally clinched a spot in the 2023 World Cup. Dia hailed his team’s growth and progress, saying that they had learned from their past experiences and had grown stronger.
Furthermore, the victory has also earned Senegal a spot in the semi-finals of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, and Dia is looking forward to the next challenge. The Teranga Lions’ coach holds hopes that his team will win the tournament and go one better than their previous performances.
Dia’s team’s performance has been exceptional, and their victory has been widely celebrated. Senegal’s qualification for the World Cup is not only a significant achievement for the team but the whole of Africa.
In closing, Dia’s dedication of the team’s victory and World Cup qualification to the Senegalese people is a testament to the team’s commitment, hard work, and focus. The coach’s pride in his team is evident, and with their continued growth and progress, Senegal has a bright future ahead of them.