Mali vs Benin is the poster for the final of the first edition of the President Cup. This Under-17 competition that included 5 countries in the West African sub -region since 19 April will know its first winner on Sunday. Young Squirrels and Eaglets should ensure the show.
The big public expected at the municipal stadium of LomÃ© should not be disappointed. The two best teams in the tournament can be found in the final. Benin, not really expected at this level of the tourney has upset odds, as in the semifinals where the boys of Emile Ennasoum have stunned Nigeria in the penalty shootouts 3-1 ( 1-1 after extra time).
Mali has shown character. Beaten twice in the group stage by Nigeria, the Eaglets have left no chance to the host country, Togo, in the semifinals (4-0). A successful score that gives them confidence before tackling the final. “We’re here to win” , dropped Baye Ba , the coach of the Malian U17.
Before the final, the Togo will challenge Nigeria for the 3rd place match.
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