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Cosafa U20: Zimbabwe and defending champions South Africa open with wins

Defending Champions South Africa have started their 2018 MOPANI Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championship campaign with a bang after they swept aside a challenge from Mauritius with a 5 – 0 scoreline in Group C.

It was a thrilling display from the South Africans in the first half scoring all the five goals before the break through Jean Francois (OG), Lyle Foster (x2), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and James Monyane.

Zimbabwe also claimed a vital 2 – 1 win over Botswana in Group C thanks to a brace by Delic Murimba.

Resaobaka Thatanyane scored on either side of the Young Warriors goals in a match that seemed evenly poised.

Zimbabwe lead Group C with three points after Lesotho and Angola played to a 1-1 draw in their opener on Sunday.

Tuesday is a rest day at the tournament with the action to resume on Wednesday when Zimbabwe will be back in action, this time taking on Lesotho at the Shinde Stadium at 15h30.

Only the top team in each group and the best-placed runner-up will advance to the semifinals.

MONDAY’S RESULTS
Group C
Zimbabwe 2 (Murimba 2’, 72’) Botswana 1 (Thatanyane 44’)

Group B
South Africa 5 (Francois 2’og, Foster 13’, 26’, Ngcobo 23’, Monyane 38’) Mauritius 0

 

WEDNESDAY’S FIXTURES
Group A
12h00 (10h00 GMT): DR Congo vs Mozamboique – Shinde Stadium

Group C
15h30 (13h30 GMT): Zimbabwe vs Lesotho – Shinde Stadium

STANDINGS

Group A                     P          W        D         L          GF       GA       GD       Pts
Zambia                      1          1          0          0          2          0          +2       3
DR Congo                  
0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0
Mozambique            0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0
Malawi                       1          0          0          1          0          2          -2        0

Group B                     P          W        D         L          GF       GA       GD       Pts
South Africa             1          1          0          0          5          0          +5       3
Eswatini                    0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0
Mauritius                  1          0          0          1          0          5          -5        0

 

Group C                     P          W        D         L          GF       GA       GD       Pts
Zimbabwe                 
1          1          0          0          2          1          +1       3
Angola                       1          0          1          0          1          1          0          1
Lesotho                     1          0          1          0          1          1          0          1
Botswana                  1          0          0          1          1          2          -1        0


TOURNAMENT STATS
Matches Played: 4
Goals scored: 12
Biggest victory: South Africa 5 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 3)
Most goals in a game: 5 – South Africa 5 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 3)

 

GOALSCORERS
2 goals – Lyle Foster (South Africa),Prince Mumba (Zambia), Delic Murimba (Zimbabwe)
1 –Tseliso Botsane (Lesotho), Daniel Liberal (Angola), James Monyane (South Africa), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Resaobaka Thatanyane (Botswana)
Own goals –Jean Francois (Mauritius)

[Stats compiled by Cosafa Media]

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One Comment to Cosafa U20: Zimbabwe and defending champions South Africa open with wins

  1. Mwalife says:

    Where will Nkana FC play their game from?

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