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Senegal U-17 Vs South Africa U-17: 2023 AFCON Quater-final Preview

With less than 2-hrs to kickoff of the 2023 U-17 AFCON quater-final clash between Senegal and South Africa, SPORTSRATION presents a preview.

MATCH DETAILS 

Type of Competition: 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

Fixture: Senegal vs South Africa

Round: Quater-final

Time: 6pm

Date: Wednesday May 10, 2023

Venue: Nelson Mandela Stadium, Algiers.

PREDICTED STARTING XI 

SENEGAL: Serigne Diouf, M. Diallo, Traore, I Diallo, Lima, Fall, Konate, Sy, Sadio, Diouf, Sall.

SOUTH AFRICA: Johnson, Renecke, Manyama, Cicero, Wallis, Kekana, Mkhawana, Jodamus, Mabena, Dokunmu , Amato

KEY PLAYERS 

  • Mame Sy and Mamadou Sadio ( Senegal )
  • Siyabonga Mabena and Vichky Mkhawana

ROUND TO THE LAST-8

Senegal delivered convincing performances in all three group stage matches to qualify as top of group A while South Africa sneaked into the last-8 as one of the best 3rd placed teams.

THE PRIZE ON OFFER 

Just as in all four quater-final matches, Senegal and South Africa will fight for a place in the semi-final and a ticket to the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

WHAT HAS BEEN SAID 

Coach Saliou Dia of Senegal ” This is a big challenge for us, but we want to continue competing and play until the last day. We will make every effort to win. Despite their age, our players are really good at dealing with the pressure. We will try to work on our concentration to ensure we give our best,”

Coach Duncan Crowie of South Africa ” We know that our match against Senegal will be difficult because they have a very good team with very skilled players and huge fighting spirit. We have the group stage behind us and now we must raise our level for this match. It will not be easy.”

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