2023 U-20 AFCON: Gambia Thrash South Sudan 5-0, To Face Nigeria In Semi-final

2023 U-20 AFCON: Gambia Thrash South Sudan 5-0, To Face Nigeria In Semi-final

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face Gambia in the semi-finals of the 2023 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Completesports.com reports.

The last four pairing was confirmed after Gambia hammered South Sudan 5-0 in Friday’s quarter-final encounter.

Gambia have now sealed qualification to this year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup in Indonesia.

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Recall, the Flying Eagles edged Uganda 1-0 on Thursday to qualify for the AFCON semi-final and the FIFA World Cup.

A hat-trick from Adama Bojang (7th, 33rd, 47th minutes) and goals from Moses Jarju (28th minute) and Mahmudu Bajo (70th minute), earned Gambia the comfortable win.

The Flying Eagles vs Gambia semi-final clash will come up on Tuesday, 7th March in Cairo.

Meanwhile, the Flying Eagles are hunting for a record-extending eight U-20 AFCON title.

The last time they were crowned African champions was in Senegal in 2015.

By James Agberebi

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  • Hmm! This U20 Gambia team is something else. I watched them against Sudan, it’s like wow! 

    Nigeria will need extra efforts to beat them.

    I wish them good luck.  

  • yobu 1 year ago

    They are a good team but they are not unbeatable. Senegal had beaten him twice in their UFOA tournament reserved for their zone, in the pool match and then in the final. It seems that they are the two best teams in this area, which play very competitive matches. Anyway to win this cup, you have to beat Gambia and Senegal, I think Senegal will be in the final.

  • Bobo Colorado Springs 1 year ago

    South Sudan was weak and confused thereby making it easy for the Gambians. The flying eagles will outrun them because they seem to get tired easily and they are not as physical as the Ugandans or the Senegalese.

    • Of course, Nigeria will beat the Gambian team because I watched their match and they are not other good as well.
      2 for Nigeria and 0 for Gambia!
      Let us see ooo.

  • Flying Eagles need good midfield to checkmate and win the Uganda team.

    Though, I believe Nigeria will beat them.

    God bless Nigeria.

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