Lamine Camara is overjoyed that he won the Best Young Player Award for his individual efforts throughout the Group Stages of the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2022.
The 19-year-old midfielder impressed the CAF Technical Study Group (TSG), who praised his work ethic, physical fitness, and football prowess.
He has established himself as a crucial player for Pape Thiaw’s team at the continental competition in Algeria, which is open to athletes that compete in the continent’s national leagues
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Senegal’s Teranga Lions defeated Côte d’Ivoire 1-0 in their Group B opener thanks in large part to the efforts of Camara, who played the whole 90 minutes and accumulated 76 touches on the ball.
Even though his team lost 1-0 against Uganda in the second game, Camara increased his engagement with the ball and had 79 touches, an 82% pass accuracy, and two shots on goal.
In their third group stage match, the Generation Foot hero continued to excel against the Democratic Republic of Congo by occupying a lot of the field.
He was there both during the team’s offensive and defensive phases. When the team lost the ball, he tried to recover it, and when they gained it back, he tried to maintain it so that their attack would gain momentum.
For a young player, all these qualities are indicators of a player with a promising future. His level of determination is also very strong.
Sadio Mane, the current CAF African Player of the Year, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ismaila Sarr, Papiss Cisse, Bouna Sarr, Pape Matar Sarr, and Habib Diallo are just a few of the world-class athletes that Generation Foot has previously produced.
The sextet was part of the Teranga Lions side that won the country’s first Africa Cup of Nations title in February of last year in Senegal.