Amajita must put a poor recent record behind them in the African Under-20 Championship semifinals when they take on powerful Senegal in their last four clash in Niamey on Wednesday night. Coach Thabo Senong’s side advanced to the knockout stages with a win and two draws in Pool A‚ and in doing so booked a berth at the 2019 Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Poland in May. But their toughest assignment is against the Senegalese‚ who won all three of their pool matches‚ scoring nine goals in the process. And having exited at this stage in their last two attempts‚ history is not on Amajita’s side. They lost 4-3 to Ghana in a thriller in the 2009 semifinals‚ though they came up against future Black Stars such as André Ayew‚ Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu‚ Samuel Inkoom and Jonathan Mensah. They reached the semifinals again in 2017 but were beaten by hosts Zambia‚ undone by a single goal from Edward Chilufya. Amajita midfielder Luke le Roux knows the job at hand on Wednesday‚ but feels they stand a good...

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