Thursday, May 30, 2024

African Games: Flying Eagles Lose opening Match To Uganda 

The Ugandan U20 side showcased remarkable resilience and skill, securing their victory with Kiza Usama opening the scoring in the 33rd minute.
Despite a valiant effort from Nigeria’s Sadiq Muhammad, who scored in the 37th minute, Uganda’s determined performance sealed the unexpected result.

Ivan Irinibabazi struck in the 81st minute to send in the Ugandans into ecstasy as they held on in the remaining minutes to seal the famous win.

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

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