The Burger King-sponsored South African Men’s U20 National Team beat Lesotho 2-1 to claim the 2017 COSAFA U20 Youth Championships trophy on Saturday, 16 December 2017 in Kitwe, Zambia.
This match was played at Arthur Davies Stadium and produced the expected fireworks.
Amajita dominated the first half where they managed to score their two goals through a Lyle Foster finish in the first 5 minutes of the match and a finish for Sambo in the 39th minute.
Lesotho put up a great fight from kickoff and managed to find their only goal of the match in the 59th minute when substitute Mokokoane scored a stunning long range from a free kick from the centre line, which South African goalkeeper Tshabalala could do nothing about.
“Congratulations to the players and also to Lesotho. They put up a very good challenge and it showed throughout the match. We dominated the first half and relaxed after scoring the two goals and this allowed Lesotho the confidence to dominate the second half. They could have easily found the equalizer but we should have also converted a few clear chances we had” said Senong.
We have achieved all the objectives that we set for ourselves coming into this tournament and it is even nicer that we will go home with the trophy;”said Senong
Luvuyo Mkatshana was named 2017 COSAFA U20 Player of the Tournament.