West African giant Senegal U20 women’s clinched the first-ever WAFU U20 A Women’s Champions after successfully defeating host Sierra Leone at the Southern Arena in Bo City on Monday, CAF reports.

The high-profile encounter, which served as the third and final round of matches of the maiden age-grade women’s championship in the region, witnessed a convincing display from the Senegalese to silence the home fans.

Having won 4-0 over Guinea Bissau and a 3-1 victory over Guinea in their opening two matches, Senegal went into the contest only needing a draw to lift the title, whilst the hosts’ Sierra Leone must win following a 1-1 draw with Guinea before their matchday two 2-1 victory over Guinea Bissau to snatch the coveted trophy.

However, DSenegal proved to string for the host as they went ahead in the opening 60 seconds of the tie through taliswoman Hapsatou Diallo before Coumba Sylla Mbodji doubled the advantage in the 18th-minute to hand the visitors a two-goal at the break.

Senegal’s Hapsatou Diallo won the Player of the Match award after her early opener stirred the Terranga Lionesses to success.

After the resumption, Sierra Leone gave their best but could not find a breakthrough until the 83rd minute when Sagidatou Diallo compounded the woes of the hosts to seal the coveted crown.

In the early kickoff, Guinea defeated Guinea Bissau 2-0 to end their campaign on a winning note and emerged as vice-champions.

After a barren first half, Nana Camara gave the Guineans the long-sought lead in the 80th minute before Aminita Bangoura completed the win with her last-gasp finish in additional time.

Guinea’s Nana Camara was named the Woman-of-the-Match after she inspired the Guineans to victory over Guinea Bissau.

On individual awards, Hapsatou Diallo of Senegal claimed a double prize as she won the Best Player of the Tournament and Highest goal scorer gong with five goals in three matches.

Senegal’s Khady Faye was also named the Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament, having conceded only one goal in three games, while hosts Sierra Leone got the Fair Play award.

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Senegal Crowned WAFU U20 Women's Champions

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