Friday Feb 15, 2019. 09:00
Senegal Under-20 coach Youssouph Dabo is looking forward to facing Mali in the final of the 2019 U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger on Sunday.
The Young Lions of Teranga secured their place in the final after beating South Africa 1-0 in a semi-final clash in Niamey, Niger on Wednesday night.
"Since the beginning of the tournament this has been the most complicated match for us," Dabo told CAF's official website.
"During the second period, we tried to play with a small variant to get our attacker in their area.
Mali will now face their West African rivals Mali in the final which is scheduled to be played at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey.
“Facing Mali it will be a different match because it is a final. We had beaten them in the first game (Group B match)," he added.
"But I said it after that game that they can go far so I am not surprised to see them in the final.”
South Africa will squad face off with West African giants Nigeria, who lost to Mali in the semi-finals, in the third-place play-off clash on Saturday.