Djibril Fandje Toure of Guinea challenged by Inoussa Amadou Darenkoum and Ibrahim Namata of Niger during the 2017 Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Niger and Guinea at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 28 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Monday May 29, 2017. 10:00
Guinea Under-17 head coach Souleymane Camara says they aim to represent Africa well at the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in India in October.
The Junior National Elephants beat Niger 3-1 in the 2017 U17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) third-place play-off match in Libreville, Gabon on Sunday.
"It is better to get something than nothing," Camara told CAF Media.
"Of course, there is a small regret that we couldn't get to the final match but we are on the podium which is the most important thing for today.
"For the future, all of us that have qualified for the World Cup must now go back home and prepare to represent Africa well in India," he added.
"We changed our tactics against Niger and at some point, we were playing with four attackers and I'm happy it paid off with this important victory despite the fact that I'm the youngest coach here.
"We would see more players who can bring more positives to the team ahead of the World Cup."