Angola U17 face must-win game against Mali U17

Angola U17 face must-win game against Mali U17

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday May 21, 2017. 13:00

Mali and Angola will meet in the 2017 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group B match at the Stade de l'Amitié Sino-Gabonaise in Libreville on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 19h30 CAT.

The Junior Eagles of Mali, who are the defending champions, defeated Niger 2-1 in their second group match on Thursday night.

The victory sees Mali remain second on Group B with four points from two matches. They are only behind the leaders Tanzania on goal difference.

Mohamed Camara, who scored for the Junior Eagles against Niger, will look to score again and help his side advance to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Angola's Junior Palancas Negras are coming off a 2-1 defeat to Tanzania in their previous group match on Thursday afternoon.

The defeat sees Angola slip down to the bottom of Group B with one point from two games. They are three points behind group leaders Tanzania.

Francisco Chilumbo, who netted against Tanzania, will be out to inspire his side to victory over Mali in order for them to stand a chance to advance to the last four.

Hassan Mohamed Hagi, a Somalian referee, will be the man in charge of the match between Mali and Angola.



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