Under 17 AFCON:Cameroon Are Crowned The Champions Of Africa After beating Guinea in the just concluded TotalAFCONU17

Cameroon were crowned champions of the

Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations after

defeating Guinea 5-3 on penalties in the final

at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.



This was the second meeting between the

two West African nations in the tournament.


Cameroon won the first meeting 2-0 during

their Group B match at the Chamazi Stadium

and went into the final as favourites.


Guinea were contesting their first final ever

in the tournament having beaten Nigeria 10-

9 on penalties in the semifinals. Cameroon

also overcame Angola 4-3 on penalties to

qualify for their second final.


Neither team was able to breach the other’s

defence in normal time forcing the game to

go to penalties to decide a winner.


Saidou Alioum Moubarak scored the winning

penalty for Cameroon, who converted all

their penalties. Mohamed Sacko missed the

fourth spot-kick for the Guineans.

The victory saw Cameroon claim their second

AFCON U17 title after their triumph in 2003.


Third place match


Nigeria National Under-17 Male Football

Team on Saturday lost to their  Angolan

counterparts 2-1 at the 2019 U-17 Africa

Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tanzania.


In their Match Day 3 fixtures played at the

Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Nigeria

faced Angola on their second meeting at the

2019 CAF; U-17 Africa Cup of Nations, in the

third place play-off.


The Angola team starts the opening match

with Osvaldo Capemba opened scoring at the

28th minutes of the first half.


Nigeria team translated their dominance to

the required goals within two minutes with

Wisdom Ubani’s equalizer making the point

draw at the half hour.


The game changer, Zito Luvumbo of Angola

scored the second goal for the Angolans at

the 49th minutes.


On the resumption of the second half,

Porfirio Abrantes was sent off for Angola, but

the Nigerians lads failed to break down their

resolute opponents and thus settled for a

fourth-place reward.


The Eaglets may have been knocked out of

the championship, but the four countries,

including Nigeria, which played the semi-

finals have automatically qualified to

participate in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup

in Brazil.


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