Senegal Beat Flying Eagles Next African Games Opponent


Former champions Senegal clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win over South Sudan in the first Group B encounter.

The decisive goal came from Mamadou Lamine Sadio in the first half, highlighting Senegal’s prowess and experience in continental competitions.

This marked South Sudan’s inaugural appearance in the football competition of the African Games, while Senegal, boasting a rich history in the tournament, proved their mettle as former champions.

Senegal’s lineup featured several players promoted from their U17 World Cup-winning squad under the guidance of coach Serigne Saliou Dia, who also leads the team in the ongoing competition in Accra.

The victory sets Senegal on course for further success in the tournament as they aim to add another title to their illustrious record.

With these thrilling encounters setting the stage alight, anticipation mounts for the next fixtures. Nigeria is set to face South Sudan in their upcoming group game on Monday, while Uganda prepares to take on Senegal in what promises to be another electrifying matchup.

The excitement continues on Friday as hosts Ghana go head-to-head with Congo, while Gambia clashes with Benin, offering fans a feast of footballing action at the African Games.

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles who lost their opening game (1-2) on Thursday to Uganda will trade tackles with South Sudan on Monday, 11th March, 2924 at the Accra Sports stadium at 8:0pm.