Senegal U20 coach Joseph Koto is relishing his sides 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations final meeting on March 12 against hosts Zambia.
The 2015 runners-up beat Guinea 1-0 thanks to a 12th minute Aliou Badji goal on Thursday in Ndola to qualify to their second consecutive final after losing 1-0 to Nigeria two years ago as hosts in Dakar.
This will be the two sides debut tournament meeting but Koto is hoping to go one step further and collect their first-ever Under-20 crown.
“What happened in Senegal in 2015 is history and what is important is what is taking place now in Zambia,” Koto said.
“Of course the players are the ones who will decide whether will lift the trophy or not.”
Guinea will play South Africa for bronze in the curtain-raiser at 14h00 in Sunday’s doubleheader at National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.
Zambia and Senegal will play to decide the champions in the 17h30 kickoff.