Senegal U-23 won the Gold medal at the All-Africa Games Brazzaville 2015, after enjoying a 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso at Stade Alphonse Massamba-Debat in the final of the continental competition on Friday evening.
It is the young Lions’ first-ever AAG football men’s tournament medal, with a fourth-place finish in Maputo in 2011 their best achievement to date.
FC Metz midfielder Moussa Seydi was the hero after scoring the lone goal of the final after just 2 minutes of play.
The Senegalese had launched their journey with back-to-back draws against Ghana and Nigeria in Group B, before sealing a 3-1 win over hosts Congo in the last four.
The young Stallions, who may have been playing with heavy hearts as political turmoil hit Burkina Faso once again, had to settle for Silver, which remains a great achievement forty two years after their maiden AAG appearance in Lagos.
Senegal will now try to keep their momentum going when they host the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations later this year, with the top three teams to qualify for the Summer Olympics Rio 2016.
SENEGAL: Pape Ndiaye, Ousseynou Thioune, Ibrahima Diedhiou, Samba Ndiaye, Ibrahima Keita, Boubacar Cissokho, Adama Mbengue, El Hadji Diaw, Moussa Seydi, Moussa Wague, Cheikhou Dieng
BURKINA FASO: Kouakou Koffi, Adama Barro, Abdoul Karim, Delwende Yanogo, Ziem Somda, Romaric Pitroipa, Omar Kabore, Sydney Mohamed Sylla, Fousseni Beao, Ousmane Nana, Emmanuel David Gora