April 23 – Guinea have completed Africa’s line up at the U-17 World Cup after reaching the semi-finals of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania. Earlier Nigeria, Cameroon and Angola had secured their berth at the finals in Brazil.
Substitute Momo Fanye Toure scored the winner at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar Es Salaam on Sunday as the Guineans defeated Morocco 1-0 in the last Group B match to clinch three points and the last remaining African spot for the World Cup in Brazil.
The Guineans had dominated the entire match, but found it difficult to break the deadlock until Toure struck just after the hour mark. Their win set ups a semi-final against Nigeria, who won group A undefeated on seven points. Cameroon, who drew the second group B match 0-0 against Senegal, will take on Angola in the other semi-final.
All four semi-finalists booked their ticket for Brazil, which replaced Peru as hosts in March after FIFA had stripped the Peruvians from the hosting rights over delays in preparations. India were the last hosts of the U-17 World Cup in 2017 when England ran out winners after a spectacular tournament and a 5-2 win over Spain in the final.
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