Senegal in a Tricky Encounter.

Senegal in a Tricky Encounter.
October 30 08:43 2019

Debutantes Senegal has an uphill task to beat three times present, Oranje of Netherlands in the second round of group D matches scheduled for 2100 hours Wednesday night.
The 2005 Bronze medalists, Netherlands had fallen 0-3 to Japan in the first match while Senegal had shocked USA 4-1.
Netherlands will have to win the match or lose face for the long soccer prestige of the nation. If Netherland loses against Senegal, it will be like riding a bicycle up the Kilimanjaro rock playing against USA in the last group match and expecting victory.
Coach Kees Van Wonderen of Netherlands is having sleepless night plotting a victory over the Junior Teranga Lions of Senegal. Netherlands were four times European champions in 2011, 2012, 2018 and the current champions.
A win for Senegal will further will further enhance Africa’s prestige at the U17 tourney. Senegal’s participation is hinged on a complaint against Guinea fielding an unqualified player in Tanzania and won. They alleged that Guinean Ahmed Tidiane Keita and Aboubacar Conte forged their dates of birth. Guinea fielded the two players when they defeated Senegal 2-1 in group B.
In the other group C encounter, the 2001 World Champions and two times European champions, Les Bleuets (The Little Blues) of France are looking good to beat Korea after dismissing Chile 2-0 in the first round as they meet the Asian Tigers at 2100 hours.
Coach Patrik Gonfalone of France knows that the encounter with Korea will determine who tops the group. Korea had beaten Haiti 2-1 to be second in the group.
The Red Devils or Taegeuk Warrior of Korea coached by Kim Jung-Soo only made quarterfinal stages of the U17 world cup twice in 1987 and 2009 but were two times Asian champions in 1986 and 2002.

  • ENIOLA OLATUNJI.
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