Amajita beat Seychelles in 2013 Cosafa Cup
Posted: 4 December 2013 Time: 16:27
South Africa made a winning start to their Group C campaign at the 2013 Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championships with a 4-0 victory over Seychelles in Mafeteng on Wednesday.
The win was not unexpected, as the island nation are expected to be the whipping boys in Amajita’s pool, which also contains Zambia and Namibia.
Played on a difficult surface, Amajita battled with their rhythm at times but goals from Siyanda Ngubo (two), Ayabulela Magqwaka and Nhlakanipho Ntuli made for a comfortable win.
Orlando Pirates youngster Ngubo got the ball rolling with a lovely finish beyond Dawind Rosette, having been sent one-on-one with the keeper on 13 minutes.
It was 2-0 just past the midway point of the first half when Rosette failed to collect the ball in his penalty area and Ajax Cape Town youngster Magqwaka turned the ball home into an empty net.
The second half was more of the same one-way traffic as Ngubo added his second shortly after the break and Ntuli supplied an excellent finish to complete the scoring late on.
Amajita allowed Seychelles just one shot on goal in the entire game, monopolising possession as well in what was a commanding performance from the side.
Next up though are group favourites Zambia on Saturday, a team who have won the last three Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championships, played between 2009 and 2011.
It is a potential pool decider with just the top side in each group advancing to the semi-finals.