Zimbabwe to face South Africa in COSAFA Cup final

Cape Town – South Africa’s National Under-20 side will face Zimbabwe in this year’s COSAFA Under-20 Championship final.

Zimbabwe secured their spot in the tournament final after defeating hosts Zambia 2-1 on Tuesday, following Amajita’s 1-0 win over Angola at the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe, Zambia.

The COSAFA Cup final will be staged at the same venue on Thursday, December 13.

Amajita coach Thabo Senong said he was extremely pleased with how his charges performed in their previous matches, adding that they just need to finish the tournament on a high.

The COSAFA defending champions have banged in a total of 10 goals in their last three matches, and are yet to concede a goal in this year’s tournament.

“We are very pleased with the team’s performance so far in this tournament, given the fact that we had a very limited amount of time to prepare for it,” Senong said.

“We scored a decent number of goals while making sure that we did not concede as well. This goes to show that we are one of the ambitious teams in our region and the African continent as well. We can only continue building from our previous performances, while keeping a sharp focus on the job that is at hand now.”

Senong added that his side will do well not to underestimate their opponents, stating that a correct mentality will see them achieving their main goal.

“Zimbabwe has enjoyed an impressive run so far in this year’s tournament,” Senong added. “They brought in a good players who know how to attack. We just need to respect them, plan very well and come up with a proper game plan to help us win the match.”

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