Senegal and Morocco set to battle it out in the UN-17 AFCON ultimate showdown – brace yourself for a burst of excitement and utter perplexity!
Get ready for a jaw-dropping finale as the 2023 UN-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) draws to a close with a showdown between Senegal and Morocco this coming Friday, May 19!
Both teams had to fight tooth and nail to make it to the final, with nail-biting penalty shootouts defining their semi-final victories.
Senegal managed to edge out Burkina Faso at the 19 May 1956 stadium in Annaba, after a 1-1 draw during regulation time, leaving fans breathless with anticipation as the game went into overtime penalties.
And, if that wasn’t enough to make you sweat, Morocco’s journey to the final was equally intense with a penalty shootout encounter against Mali, after a 0-0 stalemate in regulation time. It was a true feat of skill and nerves as Moroccan goalkeeper Taha Benrhozil heroically saved three out of eight penalties, clinching the spot in the final for his team.
It’s clear that both teams are deserving of their spot in the final, with Senegal impressively overcoming South Africa and Burkina Faso in the quarters and semis, respectively, and Morocco taking down their arch-nemesis Nigeria in the second group match and Algeria in the quarters.
So, it’s all coming down to Friday, May 19. Don’t miss it! And, if you’re keen for more football action, catch the third-place match on Thursday, May 18, as Burkina Faso faces off against Mali. It’s all happening at the 2023 UN-17 Africa Cup of Nations!