Senegal won their first-ever U-20 AFCON title after beating Gambia 2-0 in the final on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Nigeria finished the tournament as the third-best team and were named the Fairplay team of the tournament by the Confederation of African Football.
Other awards presented included Best Goalkeeper, which went to Landing Badji of Senegal, Man of the Competition awarded to Lamine Camara also from Senegal, and Golden Boot won by Pape Diop of Senegal, who scored five goals.
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles won bronze after beating Tunisia’s Young Carthage Eagles 4-0 in the third-place playoff.
After the match, Jude Sunday, who scored twice, said that the team needed to bounce back after losing in the semifinals and was glad to have won the Man of the Match award.
“We lost the semi-final even though we played better so it was important to win today and we thank god for the victory.
“I’m happy to win the Man of the Match today because we needed to bounce back from the defeat in the last match against The Gambia,” Jude Sunday said in the post-match press conference.