AYC 2015 Final In Senegal: Nigeria v Senegal [22.03.2015] At 8:30pm

Date: 22-03-2015 8:45 pm (6 years ago) | Author: franel
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Nigeria defeated Senegal 1-0 to win their 7th African title of the 20th edition of African U20 Championship played on Sunday night at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar.

In the 19th minute, Bulbwa trapped the ball nicely before delivering a spectacular thunderbolt which beats Senegal goalie, keeper Ibrahim Sai and silence the deafening crowd at the stadium.

Previously, Ghana had beaten Mali 3-1 in the third place game.




Taiwo Awoniyi, wins Most Valuable Player for the  second consecutive time

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«§» 22 March 2015



The stage is set for six-time Africa U20 champions, Nigeria and hosts, Senegal to battle it out in the final of the 20th African Youth Championship at the Senegalese football cathedral - the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar.

This much awaited clash will be the second time that the teams have faced each other at this year’s tournament, with both countries emerging from the same Group A.

Senegal’s hopes of winning their first title seemed to have faded in thin air when Garba Manu's boys humiliated them 3-1 in their opening match with Taiwo Awoniyi  leading the rout in Dakar.

But Joseph Koto’s team has recovered superbly to crush subsequent opponents for a place in today’s final tipped to be a closely contested affair.

Setting the record of a ninth appearance in the final of this competition, Nigeria will be aiming for a record seventh title after failing to achieve the feat in the last edition.

On the road to this stage, Nigeria scored 11 goals and conceded four while Senegal have scored nine and conceded nine.

The game is expected to kick-off at 8.30pm Nigeria time.

Gistmania.com serves up the 2015 Africa Youth Championship in numbers as we countdown to today’s final at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor

1.
The number of times Senegal will play in an AYC final.

2.
Number of times Nigeria will meet Senegal in the tournament

2.
The number of goals Nigeria midfielder Ifeanyi Matthew has scored in the tournament

3.
Number of games Nigeria has won

3.
Number of goals Sidi Sarr, Taiwo Awoniyi and Ibrahima Wadji have scored.

3.
Number of times Nigeria will contest a final in the new U20 format

4.
Number of penalty kicks earned by Nigeria in the tournament. An average of a penalty every other game


Players hugging after game one Nigeria 3 Senegal 1 © DStv

4.
Number of goals scored by Nigeria skipper Musa Muhammed-all penalty kicks.

6.
Number of times Nigeria has won the title

9.
Number of times Nigeria will contest a final since 1983

14.
Number of matches played so far in the tournament

20.
Number of goals shared between Nigeria and Senegal on their way to the final

45.
Total number of goals scored so far in the tournament


Posted: at 22-03-2015 08:45 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- beneno at 22-03-2015 08:54 PM (6 years ago)
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- dareper at 22-03-2015 10:01 PM (6 years ago)
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Go boys
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- kaizerchief at 22-03-2015 11:29 PM (6 years ago)
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well done boys
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- zoe61 at 22-03-2015 11:30 PM (6 years ago)
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- papadip at 23-03-2015 05:06 AM (6 years ago)
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Congratulations to all.......
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- fearlesspaul at 23-03-2015 07:25 AM (6 years ago)
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best goal of the year.
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- EmekaBlue at 23-03-2015 08:43 AM (6 years ago)
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Alubarika....Congratulations flying eagles...ThankYou 4 d pride
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- winace at 23-03-2015 09:15 AM (6 years ago)
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Well done boys.
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- JennyK95 at 23-03-2015 11:23 AM (6 years ago)
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