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Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations Semi-final Stage Set

Four countries remain in the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations. South Africa and Senegal came out of Sunday’s matches victorious, and they will join Guinea and tournament hosts Zambia in the semi-finals.

South Africa defeated Sudan 3-1 while Senegal boasted a clean sheet in a 2-0 victory over Cameroon.

The semi-finals will begin Wednesday with South Africa looking to knock out a Zambia team hopeful of coming one step closer to winning the competition in their backyard. They will face off in Lusaka at the Heroes Stadium.

That leaves Senegal and Guinea to face off on Thursday in Ndola for the other spot in the final of the competition.

The final will be held in Lusaka on Sunday.

Despite the fact that there will obviously only be one winner at the end of the tournament, all four teams will be happy to have secured their place in the semi-finals.

Because they reached the semi-final stage, the four nations will have the honor of representing Africa in South Korea this May for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

They will discover their group-stage opponents for the tournament in South Korea next Wednesday, 15 March, when the draw takes place.

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Mitchell P. Rozansky

Mitchell P. Rozansky is a promising journalism scholar, member of the St. Bonaventure University Community and Editor-In-Chief of Globe Afrique Media, publisher of globeafrique.com. Prior to serving as editor in chief, he was entertainment editor of the media group, covering news stories and articles on sports, lifestyles, TV/films, music, and fashion.

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