SA beat Lesotho in COSAFA Cup preparations

The Burger King-sponsored South African Men’s U20 National Team beat their counterparts from Lesotho 5-0 in their second friendly match on Sunday morning (26 November 2017) in Maputsoe, Lesotho, as they continue preparing for the COSAFA U-20 Championships.

The tournament which will be hosted by Kitwe, Zambia is almost a week away and Amajita Head Coach is happy with the progress of his team.

The visitors played very impressive and attacking football where Maswanganyi combined well with Mkatshana for the opening goal in the first 10 minutes of the match. The South Africans dominated the first half and increased their lead six minutes later with a goal from Ntsabeleng.

The Junior Likuena did well to thwart off some of Amajita’s attacks, however Mkatshana was not to be denied as grabbed South Africa’s third goal in the 49th minute.

The fourth followed just minutes later when Maswanganyi was brought down in the box, and Ngcobo stepped up to fire the ball home from the penalty spot in the 54th minute.

Sibiya, who came on as a late substitute, made his presence felt with the final nail on the coffin in the 89th minute to make it 5-0 to Amajita.

“Once again we would love to thank the Lesotho Football Association for the friendly match as we are surely coming together as a unit. I am very happy with the boys performance today, they are adapting very well to the tactical play we are implementing” said head coach Thabo Senong.

“It is also great for their confidence that they are scoring goals ahead of the tournament. We will conclude this past week’s camp and finalize our COSAFA Squad during the week, before returning to camp for our last road of preparations before traveling to Zambia.”