CAF U-17 Championship:
Wednesday, 17th May 2017
- Guinea Vs Cameroon – 3:30 p.m
- Ghana Vs Gabon – 6:30 p.m
Guinea’s 5-1 convincing victory over hosts Gabon in the CAF U-17 opener gave them the bragging rights as the tournament kicked off on Sunday.
The second Group A game between Ghana and Cameroon was also as one sided, mouth watering and recorded high scores with the former winning 4-0.
On Wednesday, the second group games shall be played at Stade De Port Gentil.
Cameroon takes on Guinea in the early fixture as Ghana will play the hosts in the subsequent game.
Gabon’s defender Aziz Giroly Mombo told the media in the pre-match press conference that his side is positive and ready to play Ghana.
Mombo as quoted by CAFOnline noted;
The first game was hard for us but we are determined than ever to fight our way in the next match against Ghana. As a team, we are still very positive that we can achieve our objective of qualifying from the group.
His counterpart in Ghana, Najeeb Yakubu, a midfielder believes that victory will grant them a ticket to the prestigious World Cup;
We feel very good and we thank our coach for his guidance.
We know African football is not easy and we have to approach the game with seriousness.
Winning the first match does not qualify us for the World Cup, so we have to win the match tomorrow.
We have really worked hard to get to this point and we are confident that we are going to win our next match.
Sekou Camara (Captain, Guinea)
We will have the best condition and ready to sweat so that we can win the match. We must first reach the semi-final before proceeding on our next objective of winning the competition.
Watching Cameroon played against Ghana has given us an idea of what they can do and as a group, we are going to be ready for them.
Rosin Christian Bella (Midfielder, Cameroon)
We are a team full of spirit and we need to score a goal quickly as possible against Guinea on Wednesday.
We have put the loss against Ghana behind us and our focus is on the next game which we must win to have a chance of progressing.
On behalf of my teammates, I can confidently say we shall be ready for Guinea.
The four semi-finalists will qualify to represent Africa at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.
- Gabon 1-5 Guinea
- Ghana 4-0 Cameroon
- Tanzania 0-0 Mali
- Angola 2-2 Niger