The Senegalese U-17 men’s football team has won the African Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa, at the Nelson Mandela Stadium. The Teranga Cubs beat Morocco 1-2, having coming from a goal behind to clinch their first ever U-17 AFCON title.
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The Moroccans had taken the lead in the first half of the match, and had maintained the lead until he 79th minute when Serigne Diouf converted a VAR-awarded penalty. Four minutes later, the Senegalese team captain headed in what turned out to be the wining goal, seven minutes from time as Senegal scored twice in four minutes.
Senegal have now won a third consecutive continental title within four months. Their team of local-based players won the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) title in February at the same venue of their conquest on Friday.
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Senegal also won the U-20 AFCON title in Egypt in March. Their senior national team began continental dominance last February when they clinched the AFCON 2021 crown. They also won an AFCON Beach Soccer title later in the year.
Heading into Friday night’s duel, both teams were in unfamiliar territory, playing their first-ever final, but it was Morocco who would go ahead first.