After the senior AFCON 2021, the CHAN 2022, Senegal also won the U20 AFCON last Saturday, March 11. A succession of successes at the continental level that the country has never known in its history. For the former coach of the Lions, Claude Le Roy (1990-1992), Senegal has broken its glass ceiling and has now entered a new era.
"What they needed was to break this glass ceiling with a victory at the AFCON. Before that, they had lost three finals, but we knew a long time ago that this team had to win an African Cup of Nations. I speak with knowledge because in 1992 we had the best team. Unfortunately, we didn't win it. But from the moment they won it, they have built up so much confidence in all age groups that now they come to win a competition and not to play good soccer that ended with a cruel defeat in a penalty shootout or a game missed because of lack of realism. Now it has really become a very, very big soccer country thanks to all its academies and soccer schools," said the Canal+ consultant in the program Talent d'Afrique, relayed by Wiwsport