Dakar, Senegal – (African Boulevard News) – The TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations has been full of surprises and upsets, but one team that seems to be handling the pressure well is Senegal. The young Lions have been impressive in their opening games, winning two out of two, and their midfielder Abdou Aziz Fall says the team is not getting carried away by their brilliant performance so far.
“We are taking it one match at a time”, Aziz said. “We know that there are no easy games in this tournament, and we respect all our opponents. Our focus is on the next game, and we will prepare for it with the same intensity and dedication as we have for the previous ones.”
Senegal kicked off their campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Tanzania, thanks to a solitary strike from striker Mamadou Coulibaly. They followed that up with a dominant 3-1 win over Algeria, with goals from Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Ousmane Ba, and Coupe de la Ligue winner Vincent Lopy.
Despite their impressive start, Aziz insists that the team is not underestimating anyone and is aware that there is still a long way to go in the tournament.
“We are not getting carried away by our results. We know that we still have a lot of work to do and that our main objective is to qualify for the World Cup. We are taking each game as it comes, and we will give our best in every match.”
Senegal will face Morocco in their final group game and a victory could see them finish top of Group B. However, Aziz warns that they will not be taking their opponents lightly.
“Morocco is a strong team, and we know that they will be difficult to beat. We will have to be at our best if we want to win. It’s a do-or-die game for us, and we are prepared for the challenge.”
In conclusion, Senegal’s midfielder Abdou Aziz Fall has said that the team is not getting carried away by their impressive performance so far at the TotalEnergies U17 Africa Cup of Nations and is taking each game as it comes. The young Lions have been impressive in their opening games, but they are aware that there is still a long way to go in the tournament. Senegal will face Morocco in their final group game, and a victory could see them finish top of Group B.