28th April, 2011
It will be the repeat of second Group B match when the Junior Lions of Cameroon battle Nigeriaâ€™s Flying Eagles in the final of the U-20 African Youth Championship, AYC, on Sunday.
The Cameroonian U-20 team set up a final clash against Nigeria after defeating the Egyptians this evening in a gruelling 120 minutes semi final that ended 4-2 via penalty shootout. The game ended goalless after 90 minutes duration time, while no goal was scored in the extra time.
The second semi final match was decided at the Dobsonville Stadium, South Africa, where the Egyptian players openly protested the decision of the referees during the penalty kicks. The referees ordered a replay of two kicks by Cameroon after the Egyptian goalkeeper moved out of the goal line before the kicks.
The decision infuriated the Egyptian players, who expressed their feelings angrily but their officials brought the situation under control before they left the pitch.
The final match will now give the Coach John Obuh-tutored side a chance to avenge the 1-0 defeat handed to them in the group stage by the Junior Lions. The Nigerian side defeated Mali 2-0 in the first semi final played earlier today at the same stadium.
The final match, according to the fixtures released by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, this evening will take place at the Dobsonville Stadium by 2 p.m. Nigerian time on Sunday, while Mali and Egypt will play the third place match at 11a.m.
– Taiwo Adetu