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Invincible Senegal defeat Gambia to win 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations title

Senegal were 2-0 victors over Gambia to be crowned Champions of the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

A goal in each half of the game was enough to hand Senegal another continental crown having previously taken home the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and Championship of African Nations titles.

For their first Africa U-20 Cup of Nations title, Senegal faced the challenge of a Gambian team who like them romped to the final with five clean sheet wins.

Soulayemane Faye scored the opening goal in the 6th minute to end Gambia’s record of 5-games without conceding at the tournament as Senegal displayed will to win the title after coming close on three occasions.

Mamadou Camara double the Young Terenga Lions lead in the 56th minute and that was just enough to ensure the title heads to Dakar.

It finished Senegal 2-0 Gambia at the Cairo International stadium. A perfect tournament for Senegal who alongside defeated finalists Gambia, Nigeria and Tunisia will represent Africa at the U-20 FIFA World Cup later this year.


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