All African Games All African Games: Senegal Send Nigeria Packing

The Senegalese Junior Teranga Lions have dashed Nigeria’s hopes of winning a medal at the ongoing 2023 African Games in Ghana through the Flying Eagles.

The Flying Eagles lost the last group game 3-2 despite having the early advantage due to the 10-man Senegalese team’s potent attack.

Charles Agada gave Nigeria the lead early in the match, but Senegal took control when Idriss Gueye scored twice.

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In the 50th minute, Favour Izuogu tied the score for Nigeria, and Senegal’s victory was sealed by Famara Camara’s penalty kick.

Nigeria had defeated South Sudan 1-0 in the second match of the competition after losing to the Ugandan Hippos in the first.

The Ladan Bosso-led squad ended third in Group B with three points following the defeat to Senegal.

They lost two games and were unable to advance to the men’s football semifinal of the 2023 All African Games.


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