The FIFA under 20 World cup opening match kicked off in a grand style as one of Africa’s contingents Senegal scored the first goal of the tournament against Tahiti at the Arena Lublin in Poland on Thursday evening, to beat the record set by Nigeria’s Monday Odiaka record.
The match started on a high for Senegal, as 19-year-old winger, Amadou Sagna opened the scoring for the West Africans after just nine seconds to the start of the game after hitting the ball with his left foot to meet a lovely pass from Youssouph Badji, to set the record for the fastest goal of the tournament.
Monday Odiaka scored the opening goal, for the Flying Eagles after only 14 seconds, against Canada at Moscow ’85 World Youth Championship (WYC) was the fastest ever goal at the competition and it lasted for 34 years, but Sagna’s 9 seconds goal has now beat that record as the event’s fastest goal.
Senegal are the first of the four African countries to play at the 2019 edition of the underaged world football event, with Nigeria set to play on Friday against Tahiti, and an early goal from the Young Lions of Teranga means they have scored the first goal of the tournament, two minutes earlier than Italy.
Just as the game kicked off, Senegal’s 19-year-old Amadou Sagna’s left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Youssouph Mamadou Badji with a headed pass.
Amadou Sagna’s goal came just two minutes earlier than the goal of Davide Frattesi of Italy, who scored in the third minutes in the clash against North American side, Mexico.