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Ghana vs Mali at 2017 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final
Ghana and Mali will square off in the 2017 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final at the Stade de I'Amitie Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on Sunday.





Kick-off is at 19h:30 CAT.

The Black Starlets reached the final after defeating Niger 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in a semi-final clash at the Stade de Porti-Gentil on Wednesday.

They won Group A after accumulating seven points from three matches. Ghana are yet to concede in this tournament and they have scored nine goals.

The player to watch out for in the Ghana team is Eric Ayiah, who is the joint tournament top goalscorer with four goals.

Black Starlets have won this tournament twice. The West African side were crowned champions in 1995 and 1999. They were runners-up in 2005.

Meanwhile, Mali advanced to the final following their 2-0 win on penalties over Guinea after a goalless draw in a semi-final clash Libreville on Wednesday.

The Junior Eagles won Group B after collecting seven points. They have conceded two goals and scored eight goals in this tournament.







Hadji Drame is the dangerman for the Junior Eagles - having hit the back of the net three times for his side in this competition.

Mali are the defending champions - having won the 2015 U17 AFCON title. It was their first title and the West African side also finished second in 1997.


credit: african football

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