April 14, 2024

Stage set for Senegal vs Morocco Africa U-17 Cup of Nations final

Stage set for Senegal vs Morocco Africa U-17 Cup of Nations final

Africa U-17 Cup of Nations final pitting Senegal vs Morocco set for Friday 19th at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, Algeria

Senegal and Morocco will face off on Friday at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, Algeria in the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations 2023 final.

The highly-awaited clash that will bring the best two teams in the continent is set to kick off at midnight, East African Time.

CAF TV partners including beIN Sport, SuperSport, Canal+, StarTimes will show the final live including 30 Free-to-Air TV stations in Africa.

In territories where there is no TV partner, CAFTV (YouTube) will show the final.

While the 90 minutes will be the main event, a beautiful pre-event music and entertainment performance is being prepared featuring some top artists in Algeria.

The finalists have been on impressive form in the tournament that has certainly lived up to the expectations.

Both teams have conceded a goal inside regular time all the group stage and knockout matches played.

Road to the Final:

Senegal dominated Group A, defeating Congo (1-0), Algeria (3-0) and Somalia (3-0). The Lion Cubs of Teranga knocked-out South Africa (5-0) in the quarterfinals before facing Burkina Faso (1-1) in the semi-finals, where a penalty shootout (5-4) decided the match.

Morocco also had a similar path to the Final. They finished top of their group ahead of Nigeria who they beat 1-0, South Africa (2-0) and Zambia (2-1). In the quarter-finals, they eliminated hosts Algeria (3-0). In the semis, they were held by Mali 0-0 and needed the penalties to advance (6-5).

Meanwhile Burkina Faso finished third after edging Mali 2-1 in the play-off staged in Annaba on Thursday.

The Burkinabe enjoyed sweet revenge against the Malians having lost by a solitary goal when they met in the group stages.

Ousmane Camara’s first half penalty and Appolinaire Bougma’s strike after the break ensured Burkina Faso return home with a medal on their necks. 

Mamadou Doumbia scored Mali’s consolation in the second half, his fourth of the tournament, but it did little to spur a possible comeback.