SAFA : Amajimbos romp into the semis of the u17 champs
Amajimbos, South Africa’s national u17 national men’s team romped to the semi-finals of the ongoing COSAFA Cup u17 national championships when they defeated Mauritius 2-0 to maintain their unbeaten streak in the tournament.
The Molefi Ntseki-coached side have already beaten Seychelles and Namibia and are favourites to beat Malawi in the semi-finals on Friday.
They are, together with Zambia the only side with a 100 percent record in the tournament.
The semifinals line-up is complete with the South Africans to play Group B runners-up Malawi (kick-off 13h00 local; 09h00 GMT) and Namibia to tackle Zambia (kick-off 13h00 local; 09h00 GMT).
Both matches will be played at the Stade St Francois Xavier in Port Louis.
South Africa finished their game with 10 men after a red card for Mswati Mavuso, who had earlier put them ahead in the match a minute before halftime.
But they continued to battle away and grabbed a second goal when S’miso Bophela was fouled in the box and Tyreese Pillay converted from the spot.
Like Zambia, South Africa have yet to concede a goal in the competition and those two will be favourites for Sunday’s final.
But Malawi and Namibia have both shown they can be a match for anybody and be eager to cause an upset on Friday.
WEDNESDAY’S GROUP A RESULTS
Seychelles 1 (Juninho 57’) Namibia
South Africa 2 (Mavuso 44’, Pillay 74’) Mauritius 0
FRIDAY’S SEMI-FINAL FIXTURES
South Africa vs Malawi (KO 13h00 local; 09h00 GMT)
Zambia vs Namibia (KO 16h00 local; 12h00 GMT)