Senegal join the party as Africa shines at Under-17 World Cup

Senegal join the party as Africa shines at Under-17 World Cup

by Staff Reporter

Monday Oct 28, 2019. 11:00

Senegal made a major statement about their credentials at the 2019 FFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil after disposing of the fancied United States in their opening Group D clash on Sunday.

The west African side recorded a handsome 4-1 victory to follow up on victories for Nigeria and Angola in their opening games on Saturday as Africa made a strong start to the competition.

The United States took a third minute lead through Gianluca Busio, but if that rattled Senegal, they did not show it as they stormed back into the contest.

Souleymane Faye netted the equalizer just before halftime, and further goals from Aliou Balde, Amet Faye and Pape Sarr, with a superb free-kick, sealed the three points.

The United States finished the game with 10 men as defender Tayvon Gray received his marching orders, the first player in the 2019 competition to see red.

The fourth African side in the competition, Cameroon, get their campaign under way on Tuesday when they take on minnows Tajikistan seeking to make it a clean sweep of victories for teams from the continent.

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