Senegal U20 out to maintain Group F top spot – 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup

Senegal U20 out to maintain Group F top spot

Kevin Olivier Soni of Senegal and Preston Tabortetaka Obiarrah of Cameroon during the 2017 Total Zambia U-20 African Cup of Nations match between Senegal and Cameroon at Levy Mwanawasa,Ndola,Zambia on 05 March 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Austin Ditlhobolo

Wednesday May 24, 2017. 08:00

Senegal will face off with United Stars of America (U.S.A) in the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Group F game at the Incheon Football Stadium on Thursday.

Kick-off is at 13h00 CAT.

The Young Lions of Teranga recorded a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in their opening group match which was played on Monday.

The victory took Senegal to the top of Group D standings with three points. They are two points above third-placed Ecuador.

Ibrahima Niane, who scored Senegal’s first goal of the tournament, will be looking to score again and help his side record a victory over U.S.A.

Meanwhile, U.S.A came back to hold Ecuador to a 3-3 stalemate in their first group encounter which was played on Monday.

The draw left the Young Stars and Stripes placed second on the Group F standings with one point. They are two points behind the leaders Senegal.

Josh Sargent, who grabbed a brace against Ecuador, will be hoping to inspire the Young Stars and Stripes to victory over Senegal.

Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha will be in charge of the encounter between Senegal and U.S.A in the South Korean city of Incheon.

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