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
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