• Sierra Leone U20 head coach Abu Bakarr Tostao will be aiming his Shooting Stars’ side put on a good show when they take on holders Senegal this afternoon in the (Wafu) Zone A Under-20 Championship at the Stade Lat-Dior de Thies, Senegal. 
  • The last time Shooting Stars participated in the West African Football Union (WAFU), they ended up as the fourth-best team defeating host Guinea 3-2 en-route to the semis.
  • Shooting Stars next game will be against Gambia’s young scorpions on November 24, with Liberia not showing. The top two from the group will advance to the quarter-final.

Shooting Stars were defeated by the Gambia 8-7 on penalties after a goalless 90th minute of good youth football action at the September 28 stadium in Conakry Guinea in December 2019.

Senegal will host the regional qualifiers from 20 – 29 November in Thiés, almost 90 kms east to capital Dakar.

Sierra Leone was drawn in group A alongside host Senegal and The Gambia the other group comprises of Mali – Guinea-Bissau – Guinea – Mauritania.

All named nations will battle for the trophy at the Stade Lat Dior in Thiés.

The winner will qualify for the AFCON U20 final phase in Mauritania next year.

Full Draw

Group A: Senegal – Sierra Leone – The Gambia

Group B: Mali – Guinea-Bissau – Guinea – Mauritania


Link to watch the match live on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RTS1.Senegal/videos/672669786779793/


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