UN-17 AFCON: New champion to emerge as title holders Cameroon crash out

AFTER the completion of group matches on Sunday, May 7, eight teams are set to slug it out in the quarter-finals stage of the 2023 UN-17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) taking place in Algeria.

Among the eight teams that will play in the quarter-finals, a new champion will emerge after the fall of the title holders Cameroon, who lost to Burkina Faso 2-1 in the last group C matches. They finished at the bottom of the group with no point.

The standing in the groups of the U-17 AFCON Cup in Algeria

In the quarter-finals fixtures slated to kick off on Wednesday, May 10, at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, Senegal who topped Group A will take on South Africa, one of the best two third-placed teams.

Also, after the match between both teams, it is going to be a North African derby in Constantine on the same Wednesday, when hosts Algeria slug it out against Morocco.

Then, the following day, on Thursday, May 11, Annaba will play host to the third quarter-final where two-time champions Mali continue their quest for a third title when they take on Congo, the other of the best two third-placed teams.

In Algiers, the last quarter-final duel will witness a clash between Group B runners-up Nigeria and second-placed finishers from Group C, Burkina Faso.

Winners from the quarter-finals will earn a ticket to this year’s FIFA UN-17 World Cup coming up in November.

Quarter Final fixtures

May 10: Senegal vs South Africa – Nelson Mandela Stadium, Algiers – 5:00 pm

Morocco vs Algeria – Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine – 8:00 pm.

May 11: Mali vs Congo – 19 May 1956 Stadium, Annaba – 5:00 pm.

Nigeria vs Burkina Faso – Nelson Mandela Stadium, Algiers – 8:00 pm.

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