Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Hosts Rwanda are through to the final of the African under-17 championship after beating Ivory Coast 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Baby Wasps will face Burkina Faso on Saturday after Justin Mico's 72nd-minute goal delighted a packed Amahoro Stadium in the capital Kigali.

The Burkinabe booked their place when beating Congo in Tuesday's semi-final.

Rwanda and the other semi-finalists have all earned a place at Fifa's Under-17 World Cup in Mexico in June.

Rwanda has never previously participated in a World Cup of any sort and has only ever competed at one senior African Cup of Nations - in Tunisia in 2004.

Saturday's match will be the first final Rwanda has contested at continental level - and neither the tournament hosts nor the Burkinabe have ever won the U17 title before.

Courtesy of BBC

The African U17 Championship finals is going to be played between Rwanda and Burkina Faso, all in African Spirit.

Meanwhile, Burkina Faso, Congo and Rwanda has qualified for the FIFA U17 World Cup in June@Mexico.

...well i want to say a big congratulations to this soccer babies and i wish them all the best.....see you guys in June....i pray you will do us proud...... WE ARE AFRICANS!!!

Ronnie Sport

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