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Mali Stop Ghana, Reach U-17 World Cup Semis

Mali Stop Ghana, Reach U-17 World Cup Semis

By James Agberebi:
African champions Mali have qualified for the semi-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India after edging Ghana 2-1 in Saturday’s quarter-finals clash.

Mali had pipped Ghana 1-0 in the final of the CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations earlier in the year.

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Hadji Drame gave Mali the lead on Saturday in the 15th minute.

Djemoussa Traore doubled Mali’s lead in the 61st minute.

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The Black Stars pulled a goal back nine minutes later through Mohammed Kudus from the penalty spot.

The second quarter-final on Saturday will see England and USA do battle.

In the 2015 U-17 World Cup final in Chile, Mali lost 2-0 to the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria.

Read Also: U-17 FIFA World Cup: Ghana Beat Niger, To Face Mali In Q/Finals

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