Action between Guinea and Gabon during the CAF U-17 championship Credit: CAF Online

CAF U-17 Tournament:

Opening matches:

Group A:

  • Gabon 1-5 Guinea
  • Ghana 4-0 Cameroon

Group B:

  • Tanzania 0-0 Mali
  • Angola 2-2 Niger
Credit: CAF Online

The CAF U-17 tournament kicked off on a promising note for Ghana and Guinea who won convincingly in their respective openers.

Guinea humbled the hosts Gabon 5-1 before Ghana were 4-0 winners over Cameroon at Stade De Port Gentil.

Captain Eric Ayiah and midfielder Ibrahima Sulley both grabbed a brace to shoot the Ghanaians to the top of Group A with a superior goal difference after Guinea had earlier seen off hosts Gabon 5-1 in the tournament’s opener.

Djibril Toure fired the “Les Cadets Syli” into the lead as early as the six minute.

Captain Sekou Camara and Elhadji Bah followed with quick succession in the 30th and 36th minute while Aguibou Camara added the fourth goal on the stroke of half time.

Toure then had the second in the 70th minute. Second half substitute Fahd Moubeti scored the consolation for the home team.

Ghana will face bottom-placed Gabon on Wednesday, May 17 at the same venue and a win will be enough to seal their place in the last four as well as a ticket to the forthcoming 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.

CECAFA representatives, Tanzania forced a goal-less draw with Mali in a Group B encounter in Libreville.

The second group B match between Niger and Angola also ended all square after a 2 all draw.

Abdoul Karim Sanda scored twice for Niger before a remarkable come back for Angola.

It looked a tall mountain for the “Palanquinhas” but Simao Coxe’s pep talk at the interval will spur his side’s comeback.

Melono Moundo Dala  and a Jelson João Mivo equalizer ensured Angola earns a point from the game.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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