After the senior AFCON 2021, the CHAN 2022, Senegal also won the U20 AFCON last Saturday, March 11. a string of victories on a continental scale that the nation has never before experienced. According to Claude Le Roy, the former Lions coach from 1990 to 1992, Senegal has broken through its glass ceiling and has begun a new age.
“All they required was to win the AFCON and shatter this glass ceiling. They had previously lost three championship games, but we had known for a very long time that this team had to take home an African Cup of Nations. Because we had the best team in 1992, I can speak with authority. Regrettably, we fell short of victory. Yet, ever since they won it, they have gained so much self-assurance among people of all ages that they now enter games with the intention of winning rather than playing well and suffering a heartbreaking loss in a penalty shootout or skipping a game due to unrealistic expectations. Thanks to all of its academies and facilities, it has now truly grown into a very, very large soccer nation.