Burkina Faso, enjoying on the Complete Below-20 Africa Cup of Nations for the fourth time will tackle North Africans Tunisia within the Group B opening match on the Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya in Nouakchott on Monday.
Surprisingly, Tunisia, regardless of being one the powerhouses of African soccer are making their debut on the Below-20 event. Each groups will search for a beneficial and robust begin to the tourney, every seeking to carry out as finest as they’ll.
The Younger Stallions come into the event with a hope of performing higher than their final outing in 2019 the place they bowed out of the group phases with out winnning a single match after struggling group stage losses by the hands of Ghana, Mali and Senegal.
However they are going to be wanting on the event with a watch of hope as aside from the highest two finishers, one of the best two third positioned groups will progress to the quarter finals and are thus charged to get a win from the begin to put them in a greater place.
Burkina Faso’s finest efficiency on the event was in 2003 once they reached the ultimate and completed fourth after dropping the bronze medal match.
Burkina Faso booked their ticket to Mauritania after reaching the ultimate of the WAFU Zone B qualifiers the place they misplaced 2-1 to Ghana. That they had completed second in Group A after a 1-Zero win over Benin and two attracts in opposition to Togo and Niger who topped the group.
They beat Côte d’Ivoire 4-1 within the semis earlier than dropping to the Ghanaians within the finale.
In the meantime, Tunisia wish to begin their marketing campaign on a excessive regardless of this being their first ever expertise on the youth event.
They certified for Mauritania after ending second on the UNAF U20 event which they hosted in Rades. They dreew with Algeria and Morocco earlier than beating Libya to earn a ticket to the ultimate event alongside Morocco who completed prime within the four-nation event.
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