- Mali and Niger qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup after Sunday wins at CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations
- They join fellow semi-finalists Ghana and Guinea on the plane to India
- Ghana face Niger, Mali battle Guinea in U-17 Africa Cup of Nations semis
By joining Ghana, Guinea, and Mali in booking their tickets for India in October, Niger made history by qualifying for a first-ever FIFA tournament after defeating Tanzania 1-0 in Port Gentil to finish second in Group B, above the Tanzanians thanks to a superior goal differential.
In Wednesday's semi-finals at Gabon 2017, Ghana face Niger in Port Gentil, while Mali take on Guinea in Libreville.