2023 U-20 AFCON: Senegal Beat Gambia To Win First U-20 AFCON Title

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Senegal defeated neighbours Gambia 2-0 to claim the 2023 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations champions title on Saturday.

This is the Junior Teranga Lions’ first-ever U-20 AFCON title.

Souleymane Faye broke the deadlock in the sixth minute before Mamadou Camara made it 2-0 in the 56th minute for Senegal.

In the individual awards Senegal dominated as Pape Diopemerged top scorer with five goals, Lamine Camara emerged Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Landing Badji won the best goalkeeper award, while the Flying Eagles got the Fair Play award.

Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria and Tunisia will represent Africa at this year’s U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.