Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – Senegal’s U-17 team captain, Amara Diouf, expressed his excitement for their opening victory against Congo in the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations. In a post-match interview, Diouf said that the team was thrilled to have begun their campaign on a winning note and that this would provide them with the necessary momentum to progress further in the tournament.
First Victory for Senegal
Senegal was one of the favorites to win the tournament, and they showed it in their first match against Congo. The young Lions dominated the game from start to finish and came out on top with a 3-1 victory. They took the lead in the 16th minute through Pape Matar Sarr’s goal and doubled the lead just before halftime through El Hadji Ba. Congo pulled one back in the second half, but Senegal sealed the victory in the 89th minute with a goal from substitute Djiby Dieng.
Captain Amara Diouf Delighted With the Victory
After the match, captain Amara Diouf expressed his delight with the victory and praised his teammates for their performance. He said that the team had a game plan, and they executed it perfectly. He also said that the victory would boost their confidence as they prepare for their next match against Mali. Diouf said, “We are very happy to have won our first match. We played very well as a team, and we are now looking forward to our next game against Mali. We will continue to work hard and give our best in every game.”
Senegal’s Chances of Winning the Tournament
Senegal is one of the favorites to win the tournament, and their victory over Congo has shown their potential. The team has a good mix of talented players who are capable of scoring goals and defending well. With captain Amara Diouf leading from the front, the young Lions have a strong chance of winning the tournament.
Senegal’s next match is against Mali, who also won their opening match. The match promises to be an exciting encounter, with both teams looking to continue their winning form. Senegal will be hoping to maintain their momentum and secure another victory to cement their position as one of the favorites to win the tournament.
In conclusion, Senegal’s U-17 team captain, Amara Diouf, is delighted with their opening victory against Congo in the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations. The victory has set them up nicely for the rest of the tournament, and the team is looking forward to their next match against Mali. Senegal is one of the favorites to win the tournament, and their victory over Congo has shown their potential.