WAFA U17 failed to reach the final of the 2018 Tournoi International du District Autonome d'Abidjan after defeat to Derby Football Académie on Sunday.
The Sogakope-based side missed out on the ticket after a 5-4 on penalty shoot-out defeat to the Malian side.
Both teams played out a goalless draw in regulation time.
Derby Academie topped Group C while WAFA finished Group A leaders in the 12-team tournament.
The match was played at the Stade Robert Champroux de Marcory.
Head coach Sadiq Abubakar was seeking to win another major tournament after leading to youngsters to annex the 2018 Next Generation Trophy in Austria.