Ten-man Cameroon stormed into the Africa U17 Cup of Nations final following a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Angola at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium on Wednesday.
The Young Indomitable Lions will now meet Guinea in Sunday’s final at the same venue.
It was a day of goalless regulation time action and penalty shootouts as Guinea also needed the lottery of kick-outs to beat Nigeria 10-9, following a 0-0 draw earlier in the day.
Despite losing red-carded captain captain Fabrice Ndzie Mezama just two minutes into the second half, Cameroon held their nerve to force the match into a goalless affair, before prevailing via penalties.
The Cameroonians even dominated ball possession despite being one man short.
For all his industry on the right wing, Angola;s star man Zito was a constant danger to the West Africans but could not break the steely Cameroonian defence.Rivaldo Cambuta and Porfirio Abrantes missed the penalties to deny Angola a place in the final.
The Angolans will now meet fellow losing semi-finalists Nigeria in Saturday’s third place playoff.