Angola eyeing Niger scalp in U17 Afcon

Angola eyeing Niger scalp in U17 Afcon

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday May 15, 2017. 13:30

Angola will target a win as they open their U17 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Group B campaign when they face off against Niger on Monday evening.

The Young Palancas Negras (Os Palaquinhas) will be targeting continuity as they showed great promise in 2016 ahead of this tournament.

In their previous two matches last year, they defeated Comoros twice, they bagged a 5-0 and a 2-0 win as they marked their quality in continental football.

However, meeting Niger is set to be a test of character as both sides are looking to open their group stage accounts with a win.

Looking at the junior Menas, Niger are also out to make a statement in the tournament as they also want to book a spot in the upcoming U17 FIFA World Cup in India.

On their road to Gabon for this showpiece, they managed to collect good results, beating Gabon 1-0 as well as claiming a big 3-1 win over the Super Eaglets of Nigeria.

To reach the semi-finals will automatically book them a spot at the World Cup set to be organised in India in October this year.

The encounter is set to be staged at Stade de l'Amitié Sino-Gabonaise, in Libreville at 19:00 on Monday evening.

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