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Guinea beat Niger 3-1 at the Stade de I’Amitie, Libreville Sunday to finish third at the U17 African Nations Cup in Gabon.

After a barren first half dotted with missed chances from both sides, Guinea and tournament leading top scorer Toure cracked the puzzle – firing home a split pass in the 55th minute to make it 1-0.

The lead lasted seven minutes before Ibrahim leveled for Niger – slotting into an open net after a tantalizing interchange of passes.

Bah restored the lead in the 73rd minute – smashing a long speculative pass past Niger keeper, before Toure grabbed his brace two minutes later from a free-kick to take his tally in the tournament to six goals.

Both teams already booked their spots in the FIFA U17 World Cup in India later this year.

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: bonfaceosano@gmail.com

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