Soulaymane Diop’s brace helped secures a comfortable 3-1 win for Senegal over Sierra Leone in the ongoing WAFU U15 boys competition at the Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, Liberia on Friday.
Mody Sy nodded a volley from a cross that went passed Sierra Leone U15 teenage goalkeeper, Alieya Mansaray in the 12’ minutes as they took the lead before the half-time break.
Soulaymane Diop scored the second for his team with a magnificent strike from the central-park in the 41’ minutes which Sierra Leone’s Alieya wasn’t able to stop as the ball went straight at the top right corner of the post.
The two goals threatened to make life uncomfortable for coach Alimu’s boys, but Osman Mansaray tremendous effort in the 47’ minute secured a healthy hope for a possible come back into the match as he navigated his way in-between two defenders and scored for Sierra Leone.
Senegal wrapped up the win with a controversial goal scored by Soulaymane Diop as he executed a shot that saw goalkeeper Alieya struggled to make a save.
However, the assistant referee 1, subscribed to it as a goal as she indicated to the central referee that the ball dropped behind the goal line.
Sierra Leone should go for an all-out win in their next match against the host nation, Liberia on Saturday if they are to challenged Senegal for the trophy.
Due to Mauritania withdrawal from the competition because of an alleged age cheating, the tournament will now played in a round robin basis between Liberia, Sierra Leone and Senegal.
And the team with the highest win rate will eventually crowned champions of the tournament.