Burkina Faso scored two goals in two minutes to eliminate holders Cameroon with a 2-1 victory in their Group C U17 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday in Annaba.
The victory in Annaba on Sunday evening meant the Burkinabe came second in the group with three points ahead of Cameroon, who finished bottom after back-to-back defeats to Mali and Burkina Faso.
All hopes of squeezing in as one of the best two third-placed teams also were dashed in Group B after South Africa progressed by scoring more goals, as they both finished with a -3 goal difference.
Burkina Faso will now face Nigeria in the quarter-finals.
South Africa to face Senegal in the first of the four quarter-final fixtures at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers, where Senegal eased past Group A with a 100 per cent record, will tackle South Africa, who was one of the best two third-placed teams.
How they face off in the quarter-final starting on Wednesday.
- Senegal vs South Africa – Nelson Mandela Stadium, Algiers, 17h00 local time
- Morocco vs Algeria – Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine, 20h00 local time
- Mali vs Congo – 19 May 1956 Stadium, Annaba, 17h00 local time
- Nigeria vs Burkina Faso – Nelson Mandela Stadium, Algiers, 20h00 local time
Semi-Finals – 14 May 2023
- QF1 winner vs QF4 winner – Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine, 17h000 local time
- QF2 winner vs QF3 winner – 19 May 1956 Stadium, Annaba, 20h00 local time
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