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AFCON U-17: Mali Coach plots Ghana downfall

Head coach of Mali, Jonas Kokou Komla, says they will devise a plan to defeat Ghana in their quest to annex the 2017 Total U-17 Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Sunday.

The Les Aiglonnets made it to their second consecutive final after beating Guinea 2-0 on penalties after the game ended goalless draw in regulation time setting up a cup final with the Black Starlets.

In a post match presser, Komla highlighted how mentally tough his side was, as they overcomed a very physical Guinea side but has now set sight on winning the ultimate.

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“Guinea played a bit of a physical game but I instructed my players to remain strong during the match or else they give Guinea the chance to play the final,” Komla said.

“The mindset of the players was right as they really wanted to beat Guinea in this match. We shall plan well for Ghana and we are sure it will be an interesting match. We are now thinking about winning the cup.”

The final match will be played at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville on Sunday exactly 7:30 pm local time.

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