From the quickest goal of the tournament South Africa seemed to ease their way through Senegal at Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola.
It was Liam Jordan’s breakthrough in barely a minute from kick off during the round 2 match of Group B. Tercious Malepe soon swung in an ease one running into the 25th minute and kept this suspension of 2-0 as the match entered the break.
Before the point of break Senegal had tried but efforts after another went wide, back and held. Senegal however maintained a better side of shots on target in this Thursday encounter.
Senegal Rise from the ashes
Relaxed South Africa entered the second half but were soon shaken from Ibrahima Ndiaye. Ndiaye scored from a well taken free kick. What started as a bang for South Africa made a turnaround after the break. Ousseynou Cavin Diagne took home a powerful header following a corner delivered by Aliou Badji and it was 2-2.
Six minutes later Diagne tremendous shot and second goal made it a 3 – 2 turnaround in favor of the Senegalese. Losing shape South Africa suffered another setback by the good play of the eighteen year old Krepin Diatta who nodded in a rebound after Miquilan’s effort came off the bar.
Luther Singh late goal couldn’t count to 4 and Senegal where victors at the slot of the full time and the Senegalese 2017 Under 20 boys were in celebrating.