Zambia will face South Africa in the final of the COSAFA qualifier for TOTAL U-17 AFCON, Morocco 2021, but both sides have already secured a place at the continental spectacle tournament next year.
The final match, as well as the play-off match between Malawi and Angola in third place, will be broadcast live on SuperSport channel 209 on Sunday and will be shown across the continent to showcase the best Southern African talent.
By reaching Sunday’s final, Zambia and South Africa earned their place in the Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations which will play in the North African country next year.
The chances were plentiful for both parties in their clash on Thursday with Christopher Musonda skipping an open goal kick in the eighth minute with South African defender Akhanyile Norowana, but his teammate in Frank Chileshe was not the pointer because he had it missed. on a chance for the opener.
South Africa had a chance at a half-hour mark. Mduduzi Shabalala took a corner before penetrating the opponent’s 18 meters, and the Zambian defense almost knew how to give the goal to Shabalala, only for goalkeeper Njovu to chase down quickly. his line to block the ball.
A comfortable first stanza came to an end with both outfits not benefiting from the few chances created. The goal finally came in the 84th minute when the young Chipolopolo’s hat-trick hero from the last match, Joseph Banda, found himself in the mix again.
His combination play with Rickson Ng’ambi was to be thanked after the latter slid in from the right side of the South African goal kick to find him alert; made no mistake when he quietly narrowed home and hit Erasmus for the goal.
The play-off match in third place is between Malawi and Angola, who played in the second match in The Oval on Thursday.
Angola were an attractive 3-0 winner to finish third on the standings, and Malawi to win on the standings.
But the Young Flames still have a chance to win the bronze medal if they can take revenge on Angola on Saturday.
The Malawians had to be paid to concede three goals in 12 first half minutes. Vicente Domingos scored a neat start for Angola in the half hour to get them going.
The result was more or less completed when Custódio Hequele added two more within two minutes before half-time, which was a knockout blow for Malawi.
And Custódio claimed his hat-trick during the second period when he added a fourth-place finish from the penalty spot as Angola took strong control.
Angola were reduced to ten players when Tadeu Gabriel received a straight red card for a push off the ball, a decisive decision.
Malawi then pulled back a goal when Samson Zakeyu grabbed his second of the tournament but Angola did not finish as Armindo Canji added a fifth and Alexandre Cucao and Osvaldo Inga finished the scoring.
The teams meet again in the curtain increase after Sunday’s final at 10h00, while the clash between Zambia and South Africa is at 15h00.
You can follow all the actions live with our stream on www.cosafa.tv or via our website, www.cosafa.com.
Malawi 1 (Zakeyu 80 ‘) Angola 7 (Domingos 30’, Hequele 40 ‘, 42’, 67’pen, Canji 82 ‘, Cucao 90’, Inga 90 ‘)
Zambia 1 (Banda 84 ‘) South Africa 0
SUNDAY SEE FIXTURES
Third place playoff game
10:00 (08:00 GMT) – Malawi vs Angola
15h00 (13h00 GMT) – Zambia vs South Africa
SWIMMING POOL PWDL GF GA GD PTS
Zambia 3 3 0 0 9 3 6 9
South Africa 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Angola 3 1 0 2 9 5 4 3
Malawi 3 0 1 2 5 15 -10 1
Games Played: 6
Goals achieved: 27
Biggest win: Malawi 1 Angola 7 (November 26)
Most goals in a match: 8 – Zambia 6 Malawi 2 (November 24); Malawi 1 Angola 7 (26 November)
4 goals – Joseph Banda (Zambia)
3 – Custodio Hequele (Angola)
2 – Chifundo Mphasi (Malawi), Charles Mumba (Zambia), Rickson Ng’ambi (Zambia), Mduduzi Shabalala (South Africa), Samson Zakeyu (Malawi)
1 – Stevie Banda (Malawi), Armindo Canji (Angola), Alexandre Cucao (Angola), Vicente Domingos (Angola), Keaviano Francis (South Africa), Osvaldo Inga (Angola), Teddy Khumalo (Zambia), Jeremias Kossi (Angola) ), Antonio Lopes (Angola), Thabang Mahlangu (South Africa)