AYC 2015: ​Senegal Coach hopeful of qualification​​ despite loss to Nigeria

The Head Coach of the Senegal U20 National Team, Joseph Koto, has said that his team will not give up despite a losing start in the Africa Youth Championships, AYC against Nigeria.

The Senegal U20 team on Sunday lost 3-1 to Nigeria in the opening Group A match of the 2015 AYC​,​ but Coach Koto remained optimistic that his side w​ill bounce back strong and will scale through the group stage at the championship.

“It’s true we have lost our first game, but we still have two more games to play and if we won both games we will still qualify for the semifinals,” Mr. Koto told journalists at the post match conference

“Against Nigeria we did not start well and individual errors cost us two early goals,” he said. “But after the interval we played a lot better. We will continue to work hard and hope to have learnt from our mistakes before our next game.”

Senegal will play their next match on Wednesday against Ivory Coast and must avoid another defeat if truly they hope to make it past the group stages.

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