Cameroon’s Young Lions lift 2019 Under-17 AFCON trophy


The Young Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Tanzania after defeating the Syli Cadets of Guinea 5-3 on penalties.

The encounter played on Sunday at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, moved into penalties following a goalless outcome in regulation time.

The Guineans had defeated Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets 10-9 on penalties in the semifinals, while Cameroon defeated Angola.

Congratulations to Cameroon @FecafootOfficie champions of #TotalAFCONU17

— CAF (@CAF_Online) April 28, 2019

Guinea’s Mohamed Youssouf Sacko had missed the fourth kick of Syli Cadets, while Cameroon buried its last kick to give the Young Lions their second Under-17 trophy.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the result means Cameroon emerged champions, while Guinea finished as runners up.

Third place had gone to Angola who defeated Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets 2-1 on Saturday at the same venue in the third-place match.

All four teams have qualified for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to hold in Brazil, later in the year.

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