A few hours before the semi-finals, the Technical Study Group of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) unveiled on Saturday the typical team for the group stage of the CAN U17 as well as the best player and the best coach of the competition on the first phase of the competition.
THE mali is in the spotlight with three representatives in the final eleven arranged in 4-3-3 defensive. Bourama Koné, elected best goalkeeper with three clean sheets, is present in the cages. Ange Martial Tia occupies the right side of the middle trio while Mamadou Doumbia occupies the tip of the attacking trident. With three goals in as many games, the latter achieved the feat of scoring in each of the Aiglonnets’ matches until the quarter-finals.
Despite 100% wins, twelve goals scored against none conceded, the Senegal is represented “only” by two players. Named Player of the Tournament ” so far “captain Amara Diouf, also top scorer and new goal record holder in the history of CAN U17 with five achievements, logically occupies the left wing of the attack. His solid compatriot Fallou Diouf inherits the right axis of the central defense.
Serigne Saliou Dia, best coach
THE Morocco meanwhile gleans two places with Abdelhamid Ait Boudlal in left axial defense and his middle metronome Adam Chakir, positioned at the low point of the middle triangle. Thanks to their incessant activity in the corridors, Lassina Traoré, elected best left-back of the competition, and right winger Souleymane Alio, he, executioner of Cameroon on May 7 with a double in two minutes (2-1), are the two representatives of burkina.
Finally, the Nigeria and the congo share the last two places with each a player represented. Twice Man of the Match Golden Eaglet Yahaya Lawali fills the right-back position and Imp Abiga Wumba Niati completes the middle triangle.
At the helm of an impressive Senegal team, coach Serigne Saliou Dia is rightly named best coach of the first part of the tournament.
The Best Group Stage Manager #TotalEnergiesAFCONU17 👔
Congratulations, Serigne Mbacke 👏 pic.twitter.com/aqi2YOhDC5
— #TotalEnergiesAFCONU17 2023 🏆 – FR (@caf_online_FR) May 13, 2023
The typical CAN U20 team: Bourama Koné (Mali) – Yahaya Lawali (Nigeria), Serigne Fallou Diouf (Senegal), Abdelhamid Ait Boudlal (Morocco), Lassina Traoré (Burkina) – Adam Chakir (Morocco), Ange Martial Tia (Mali), Abiga Wumba Niati (Congo) ) – Souleymane Alio (Burkina Faso, Mamadou Doumbia (Mali), Amara Diouf (Senegal).