The outcome of this 15th edition of the U17 Africa Cup of Nations is fast approaching! But while waiting for the final which will take place in six days, place in the first semi-final Sunday between Senegal and Burkina Faso. We tell you everything there is to know about this enticing poster.
Senegal-Burkina Faso: on which channel and at what time to watch the match?
This match between Senegal and Burkina Faso, which counts for the CAN U17 semi-finals, will take place at the 19-Mai-1956 stadium (Annaba, Algeria). It will start at 5 p.m. local time and at 6 p.m. in France. It will be 4 p.m. in Senegal as in Burkina Faso. The match will be broadcast on RTS (Radio Télévision Sénégalaise) or for free on CAF’s YouTube channel.
The Cubs U 17 of Senegal held, in the rain, their first training session at the annex ground of the stadium of May 19, 1956 in Annaba where they will play their semi-final match on Sunday against Burkina Faso
—TotalSport News (@totalsport221) May 12, 2023
Senegal-Burkina Faso: analysis of the match
The Senegalese Cubs perform a capital tournament. Imperials in hens with three victories, a prolific attack (7 goals scored) and their clean sheets, they simply crushed the South African team (5-0) in the quarter-finals. But the truth of one match is not that of the next and it is likely that the Burkinabè players will give them more trouble. Nevertheless, the Senegalese appear to be largely favorites for this match. Historically, Senegal’s Under-17s have never been this far in a CAN. But because no one wants to have already reached a ceiling at the gates of the final, the Cubs will want to make history this time…
For their part, the Stallions surprisingly beat the Nigerian team (1-2) thanks to a double from Aboubacar Camara. During the group stages, they also stood out by achieving the XXL performance of take out the Cameroonian defending champion. And how ! Then trailing 1-0, they overturned the match in two minutes through Souleymane Alio, author of a double and who will be closely watched during this semi-final. In the past, Burkina Faso has already won the CAN U17. It was during the 2011 edition. They then beat Rwanda, the host country, in the final (2-1, goals from Sana and Aziz). Twelve years have passed and they have never seemed so close to repeating the feat. But to grant yourself the privilege of playing in the final on May 19, you will first have to go out for 90 minutes at a very high level to tame the Cubs…