The 22nd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off in less than 90 days, and two major milestones were reached this weekend
Fresh from their triumph at the Total Africa U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger, the jubilant Malian team received a red carpet reception upon arrival back home.
Mali beat Senegal 3-2 on penalties to claim their maiden Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations title following a 1-1 stalemate after extra time in Niamey.
Start list: Mali VS Senegal
Mali will take on unbeaten Senegal on Sunday in the final of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niamey as both side seek for their first U-20 continental glory.
Mali youngster Sekou Koita is following in the footsteps of Senegalese forward Sadio Mane and Naby Keita of Guinea to fulfill his dreams of becoming a global icon
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face the Amajita of South in Saturday’s third place match of the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger.
Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Niger 2019: Squad lists revealed
With a continental title eluding them over the years, South Africa will be hoping to go all the way at the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations Niger 2019
Perennial campaigners, Nigeria are seeking a record eighth title as the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations gets underway in Niger in a few days.