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Angola itching to put one over Nigeria this time

2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations

(Dar es Salaam, 14–28 April 2019)

Fixtures:

Saturday, April 27

Bronze medal:

16.00: Nigeria v Angola –  (National Stadium)

Wednesday, April 24:

Semi-finals:

Nigeria 0-0 (9-10 pen) Guinea –  (National Stadium)

Cameroon 0-0 (4-3 pen) Angola – (National Stadium)

Preliminary:

Results:

Sunday, April 21

Group ‘B’:

Guinea 1-0 Morocco –  (National Stadium)

Cameroon 0-0 Senegal – (Azam Complex, Chamazi)

Saturday, April 20

Group ‘A’:

Tanzania 2-4 Angola –  (National Stadium)

Nigeria 1-1 Uganda – (Azam Complex, Chamazi)

Thursday, April 18:

Cameroon 2-1 Morocco – (Azam Complex, Chamazi)

Senegal 1-2 Guinea – (Azam Complex, Chamazi)

Wednesday, April 17:

Group ‘A’:

Nigeria 1-0 Angola – (National Stadium)

Tanzania 0-3 Uganda – (National Stadium)

Monday, April 15:

Group ‘B’:

Guinea 0-2 Cameroon – (Azam Complex, Chamazi)

Morocco 1-1 Senegal – (Azam Complex, Chamazi)

Sunday, April 14:

Group ‘A’:

Tanzania 4-5 Nigeria – (National Stadium)

Angola 1-0 Uganda – (National Stadium)

THE bronze medal match at the 2019 U17 AFCON takes place in a while at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam between Wednesday beaten semi-finalists Nigeria and Angola. The Final, at the same venue on Sunday is between Guinea and Cameroon.

All the remaining four teams at the tournament have already qualified as Africa’s representatives at the 2019 U17 AFCON in Brazil in October.

Nigeria’s David Ishaya (No. 6) and Angola’s Osvaldo Pedro Capemba (No. 7) who met in a Group ‘B’ match earlier renew rivalry in the bronze medal match today. Top: Earlier, Angola (red) lead out Tanzania in their Group ‘A’ match at the National Stadium

Nigeria’s David Ishaya (No. 6) and Angola’s Osvaldo Pedro Capemba (left) who met in a Group ‘B’ match earlier renew rivalry in the bronze medal match today. Top: Earlier, Angola (red) lead out Tanzania in their Group ‘A’ match at the National Stadium

Angola is optimistic that they will have their revenge, reports cafonline.com. Nigeria beat Angola 1-0 at the group stage at the same venue, and Angola forward, Abdoul Barri believes they are poised to avenge the first loss with a place on the podium at stake.

Angola also lost to Nigeria during the UEFA Assist Invitational Tournament in Antalya, Turkey in the build-up to the tournament. However, the ‘Palanquinhas’ believe this afternoon things will change their way. Nigeria was knockout by Guinea in the semi-final whilst Cameroon leapfrogged Angola, both on penalties, into the final.

“It is time for us to write a new history. We had good game against Cameroon but this one is different. We need to change some tactics the way we did in the last game,” said Barri.

Adding to the comments of Barri, Angola coach, Pedro Gonzalez said that his side has improved since their loss to Nigeria in the Group stage and predict a tough meeting with equal chances for both teams.

All set for the Final against Guinea at National Stadium, Dar es Salaam tomorrow…Cameroon U17 AFCON team’s powerful managers: Coach Thomas Libiih (left) – Cameroon, Tonnere, Ohud Media and Portoviejo (Ecuador); Manager Luicien Mettomo – Cam, Tonnere, St Etiene, Man City, Kaiserslautern, Southampton

All set for the Final against Guinea at National Stadium, Dar es Salaam tomorrow … Cameroon U17 AFCON team’s powerful managers: Coach Thomas Libiih (left) – Cameroon, Tonnere, Ohud Media (Saudi Arabia) and Portoviejo (Ecuador); Manager Lucien Mettomo – Cameroon, Tonnere, St Etienne, Man City, Kaiserslautern, Southampton

“Nigeria is one of the strongest teams in this tournament and it is unlucky that they are not in the final. Though we lost in our first meeting, a lot of things have changed and my players have gained confidence and experience. It is a good opportunity for us to win now,” said Gonzalez.

Nigeria was surprised and knocked out by Guinea in the semifinal, despite scoring nine goals in the group stage, more than any other team in the tournament.
Assistant coach from Nigeria, Bunmi Haruna said their motive was to win the trophy but after they lost in the semifinal, now they want to finish third as a consolidation symbol for their supporters.

“It is unfortunate that we lost the semifinal. We had a good game and in the penalties we cannot complain a lot. We have the capacity to play against any team in this tournament and we hope that we will finish in style,” he said.

Nigeria midfielder, Mubaraq Adeshina said they are taking the game as one of the boosts for their FIFA World Cup Qualification in Brazil, and they hope results will be in favour of them.

“We didn’t reach the final but we are in the FIFA World Cup. This is the good thing for us and we need to win against Angola to send the message out there that we are of high level,” he said.

Nigeria ... knocked out by Guinea in the semis

Nigeria … knocked out by Guinea in the semis

SEMI-FINALS:

Nigeria 0-0 (9-10 pen) Guinea

TEAMS:

NIGERIA – 1 Sunday Stephen: 2 Shedrack Tanko, 3 David Ogaga Oduko, 4 Samson Tijani, 5 Clement Ferdinard Ikenna, 6 David Ishaya, 9 Wisdom Onyedikachi Ubani, 13 Akinkunmi Amoo (7 Olakunle Olusegun, 45′), 14 Olatomi Olaniyan, 19 Ibraheem Jabaar, 20 Fawaz Abdullahi

Reserves not used – 16 Suleman Shaibu (gk), 21 Joseph Ayomide Oluwabusola (gk):   10 Adrian Akande, 11 Mubaraq Adeshina, 12 Shuaibo Abdulrazaq, 15 Charles Etim, 17 Peter Agba, 18 Divine Nwachukwu

Coach: Manu Garba (Nigeria)

GUINEA –16 Sékou Camara: 5 Alya Bangoura, 6 Mahmoud Ben Bangoura, 7 Alya Touré, 8 Ibrahima Breze Fofana, 9 Momo Fanyé Touré (17 Aboubacar Sidiki Soumah, 77′), 10 Algassime Bah, 11 Aboubacar Conté, 14 Ibrahima Kalil Dabo, 15 Ahmed Tidiane Keita, 8 Sekou Tidiany Bangoura

Reserves not used – 1 Mohamed Damaro Camara (gk), 21 N’faly Camara (gk): 2 Alpha Mamoudou Diallo, 3 Mohamed Lamine Soumah, 4 Mory Camara, 12 Ousmane Osky Conté,  20 Mohamed Youssouf Sacko

Coach: Mohamed Maleah Camara (Guinea)

Guinea ... ousted Nigeria in the semis and face Cameroon in the Final tomorrow (Sunday)

Guinea … ousted Nigeria in the semis and face Cameroon in the Final tomorrow (Sunday)

Cameroon that eliminated Angola at the semis goes for the title tomorrow (Sunday) against Guinea at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Cameroon that eliminated Angola at the semis goes for the title tomorrow (Sunday) against Guinea at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Cameroon 0-0 (4-3 pen) Angola

TEAMS:

CAMEROON – 16 Manfred Ekumba Ekoi: 3 Ricky Ngatchou Kamtchouang, 4 Douada Amadou, 5 Francois Bere Laoumbo, 6 Gael Jordan Kingue (14 Ben Hamed Nassourou Ndongo, 90′), 7 Saidou Alioum Moubarak, 9 Leonel Wambo Djouffo (11 Yannick Noah, 82′), 10 Steve Regis Mvoue, 15 Fabrice Ndzie Mezama – captain, 18 Patrice Ngolima, 19 Ismaila Seidou (3 Severin Ze Essono, 55′)

Reserves: 2 Camal Moumbagna, 8 Cyril Onana Etoga,  12 Toni Nang, 117 Nelson Djembe, 20 Arc_En_Ciel Mintongo Mpal, 21 Eliou Hendji

Coach: Thomas Libih (Cameroon)

Angola ... all not lost, looking for a third place finish, against Nigeria, this afternoon (Saturday) in Dar es Salaam

Angola … all not lost, looking for a third place finish, against Nigeria, this afternoon (Saturday) in Dar es Salaam

ANGOLA – 12 Geovani Raimun de Carvalho: 2 Porfino Ferreira Abrantes, 4 Paulo Domingos Andrade, 5 Telson Francisco Inacio Tome, 7 Osvaldo Pedro Capemba (Nelinho, 78′), 10 Andre ‘Zito’ Luvumbo, 14 David Muale Nzanza (Cisco 90′), 15 Afonso Manuel Binga, 16 Benedito Mambuene, Mukendi, 18 Rivaldo Carlos Botelho Cambuta, 19 Jose Ngunza Cabingano – captain (Toni, 80′)

Reserves: 1 Edmilson Cambita (gk): 3 Antonio Jose, 6 Antonio Muanza, 11 Abdoul Barri, 13 Agostinho Pedro, 20 Gaspar Morais, 21 Vicente Pedro

Coach: Pedro Valdemar Soares Goncalves (Portugal)

-Additional reporting by Correspondents and cafonline.com

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