Zambia battle Senegal for U-20 AFCON Title

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Zambia Under 20 team celebrating

The curtain comes down on the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations with hosts Zambia battling it out with 2015 losing finalists Senegal.

Both teams are unbeaten in the competition with Senegal’s unbeaten run at this level going as far back as October, 2015.

Senegal coach Joseph Koto insists that his side is not under pressure in today’s match turning on the heat on Zambia’s Beston Chambeshi.

“Let me say clearly that in Sunday’s game, Senegal is not under pressure. We are used to this kind of matches,” Koto said.

“The home team is under pressure from their fans but we are ready because we can adapt under any conditions.”

The Senegal coach said that his side would be celebrating at the end of 90 minutes on Sunday.

“We played all our games in Ndola and we had support. In any case my team is able to adapt under any conditions. We will do our best on Sunday to win,” he said.

“I can assure you that tomorrow we have to celebrate victory.”

Koto said the aim was to put behind the disappointment of 2015 when Senegal hosted the tournament and lost to Nigeria 1-0 in the final.

And Zambia coach Beston Chambeshi said his team had prepared well for the final.

“Both teams are good, it was not easy getting to the finals. Senegal is a good side but we will handle them well,” he said.

Chambeshi said that the fans should expect a quick paced match as it was the final.

He said that his aim was to finish off the match in 90 minutes.

In the early kickoff South Africa and Guinea will be in action for the third and fourth playoff which kicks off at 14h00.

The match between Zambia and Senegal will be at 17h30 with tickets sold out for the 50, 000 capacity stadium.

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