SA demolish Zim Young Warriors 3-0South Africa U23…………2 (3)
Zim Young Warriors………….0
from TINTSWALO BALOYI in Maritzburg, South Africa
MARITZBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa under-23 booked a ticket to Senegal following a 3-0 victory over Zimbabwe in an entertaining second leg of the African qualifier played at Harry Gwala Stadium in Maritzburg on Saturday.
South Africa qualified 4-1 on goal aggregate.
A brace by Keegan Dolly and Gift Motupa were enough to send South Africa Under-23 to the African finals.
The hosts meant business from the onset with Dolly scoring in as early as the second minute before Motupa added another one in the 6th minute.
Amagluglug killed off the contest in the 85th minute when Dolly scored from close range.
The combination of Dolly and Phumlani Ntshangase dismantled the Zimbabwe Young Warriors’ defence, and had it not for the good goalkeeping by Tatenda Mukuruva South Africa could have won by a wider margin.
The hosts dominated the match with Siphiwe Khambule, Dumisani Dlamini, Phumlani Ntshangase and man of the man Keegan.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe’s Kudakwashe Mahachi was outstanding while Knox Mutizwa and Blessing Moyo put their best performance.
Zimbabwe coach Callisto Pasuwa blamed the defeat to the shoddy preparations saying the Young Warriors did not have time to train together.
“We had shoddy preparations, coupled with injuries in the second half hence the defeat. South Africa played well tonight,” said Pasuwa.
Amagluglug coach Owen Da Gama praised his charges for the discipline.
– CAJ News
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