2015 AYC: Ghana group opponents Zambia suffer friendly defeat to hosts Senegal

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Hosts Senegal beat Zambia 1-0 in a friendly game in Dakar on Wednesday with the latter who are Ghana’s group opponents seeking to sharpen their skills as the Africa Youth Championship begins this weekend.

Both teams are preparing for the upcoming CAF U-20 tournament which kicks off in Dakar on Sunday with the Senegalese taking on six-time champions Nigeria.

Zambia boss Hector Chilombo fielded his strongest side, including players like striker Patrick Ngoma, skipper Lubambo Musonda and fellow midfielder Spencer Sautu who were all in the Chipolopolo team to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Alassane Diouf handed the young Teranga Lions bagged their winner in the 70th minute.

The Zambians are in Group B of the tournament and will open their campaign against Mali on Monday, before games against South Africa and Ghana.

Ghana’s U-20 side concluded their preparations a 2-1 win over Danish lower division side Ringkobing IF on Tuesday. The Satellites will leave their camping base in Antalya, Turkey, on Thursday for their AYC base.

They open their campaign against South Africa on Monday before games against Zambia and Mali.

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