Ghana, Guinea through after goalless draw

Ghana, Guinea through after goalless draw

Ghana, Guinea through after goalless draw

Guinea joined Ghana in the semi-finals of the Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after a 0-0 draw between both sides in their final match of Group A in Libreville.

The point was enough for Guinea to finish as group runners-up and secure a place at the World Cup in India in October.

In the other Group A game, Cameroon beat hosts Gabon 1-0 in Port Gentil courtesy of a goal from Stephane Thierry Zobo.

The result was not enough for Cameroon to progress, ending the tournament in third place in the standings, ahead of Gabon who had already been eliminated.

Having booked qualification to the semi-finals and the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup prior to the game due to wins in their opening two games, the match in Libreville was a dead rubber for the Black Starlets.

Guinea, on the other hand, needed a good result to join the two-time champions for the last four.

Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin made four changes to his starting set-up, but that apparently was not enough to secure three points.

The Black Starlets finish the group with seven points, with Guinea taking the second spot with five points and are seeking to win the championship for the first time since 1999.

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