Gambia face neighbours Senegal in the TotalEnergies U-20 Africa Cup of Nations final in Egypt today (11 March).

The final, which has been dubbed the Senegambia derby, is expected to be one of the best games of the tournament. 

Both teams come to the final on the back of an impressive tournament beating opponents without conceding any goal.

Gambia coach Abdoulie Bojang, who was named best coach of the group stages, said final against Senegal is the most important game of his life.

“We’re very much focused, which is the most important thing and this is the most important game in my life because we took it game by game and now we’re into the final,” Bojang said at his pre-match press conference on Friday. 

“It will be an interesting game, a derby game but the most important is to make sure that we concentrate fully during the course of the game.

“We want to put up a respectable performance and at the end of the day we want to win the game.

“As I said earlier it’s going to be an interesting game so we shouldn’t be overconfident.”

Meanwhile, Senegal coach Malick Daf said winning motivates his young Teranga Cubs.

“We are expecting a great game. Our goal is to win this game. Despite the greatness and talent of the Gambian team. We will try to beat them.

“We have already practiced on the pitch, we know each other well. We prepared to come and play and win.”

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