Amajita crash out in Youth Champs

Amajita lose to Lesotho in Cosafa Youth Championships

Posted: 6 December 2010 Time: 06:03 pm

Amajita were on Monday bundled out of the Cosafa Under-20 Youth Championships after just a single game.

Lesotho kept up their recent winning ways against their much richer neighbour, winning 2-1 in Lobatse.

With the win, Lesotho move to four points from their two group games and have eliminated last year’s runners-up from the tournament.

Amajita still have to play Namibia on Wednesday, but even if they win that game will only garner three points and cannot finish on top of the group standings, thereby missing out the semifinals.

Lesotho have already eliminated South Africa in the African Youth Championship qualifiers and beat them again in early November in a four-nation tournament in Angola.

South Africa’s hopes in Lobatse faded after Doctor Mampuru was sent off after just 30 minutes for a deliberate handball as he illegally kept the ball out of the goal. Lesotho’s Jeremiah Kamela converted the resultant penalty.

On the stroke of half-time the Basotho struck again with a header from Tsebang Lebata to double the score.

A second yellow card for Lesotho’s Tumisang Bereng just after half-time restored the numerical balance and South Africa sought to fight back with Vusimuzi Nameka scoring one minute after coming on as a 57th minute substitute.

But they did not create enough opportunities to level the game and are now out of the tournament.

Namibia must beat South Africa by two clear goals on Wednesday to win the group.

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

lima
posted: 06:53 pm
Who to blame now, foreigners in PSL or weather and stadium.
KidKudu7
posted: 09:10 pm
Khabo Zondo must go,he is taking us nowhere.He is clueless,has relegated two teams(Tembisa Classic,Bay United) in PSL and was about to do the same with Bloem Celtics until Da Gama came to rescue them.

SAFA should take development seriously and employ a good and experienced coach.This is what is killing our foootball because we take any unemployed coach and shoved him to the junior sides and hope for good results.

We're out of the tournament beaten by a team which does not even feature in the top 100 in the FIFA rankings.
Anonymous
posted: 09:11 pm
Really its like since Serame letswaka left the team we have relegated to banyana playing wit real boys this Zondo has never been right to coach the national team in the 1st place i dont understand what kind of muti if is using that keeps him employed mayb he could share the receipy!
KidKudu7
posted: 09:13 pm
Khabo Zondo is a clueless & useless coach just like Santana & Ruud Krol.

SAFA, must get an experienced and winning coach in order to ensure our development of football is of excellent quality standards.
KidKudu7
posted: 09:13 pm
Khabo Zondo must go,he is taking us nowhere.He is clueless,has relegated two teams(Tembisa Classic,Bay United) in PSL and was about to do the same with Bloem Celtics until Da Gama came to rescue them.

SAFA should take development seriously and employ a good and experienced coach.This is what is killing our foootball because we take any unemployed coach and shoved him to the junior sides and hope for good results.

We're out of the tournament beaten by a team which does not even feature in the top 100 in the FIFA rankings.
KidKudu7
posted: 09:15 pm
Khabo Zondo & Ruud Krol must go now, now!!!!!
KidKudu7
posted: 09:15 pm
Suckers must go now!!!!!
KidKudu7
posted: 09:21 pm
Amajita failed to win a match at the 2010 African International Youth Tournament that ended in Sierra Leone on Saturday and finished last in their Group.

So tell me, why Leslie Sedibe & co are still employing a 4 legged cow Khabo Zondi??
KidKudu7
posted: 09:21 pm
Amajita failed to win a match at the 2010 African International Youth Tournament that ended in Sierra Leone on Saturday and finished last in their Group.

So tell me, why Leslie Sedibe & co are still employing a 4 legged cow Khabo Zondi??
KidKudu7
posted: 09:23 pm
Really this incensed me now...SAFA sucks as well!!!!!
Swona Champ!
posted: 07:42 am
SAFA run football in this country like their own homes, employ chommies, and thats why there is no results, Khabo does not have qualities to coach the national team, and none sets goals for this coaches, when they fail its a learning curve, think of Makalakalane, until the girls claimed he is screwing them, thats when people think he must be fired, maybe all the teams must do the same!
Anonymous
posted: 08:09 am
Shapa Lesotho Shapa! We shall beat them till they fire the coach. While Botswana is conquering the region with the senior team, Lesotho is doing the same with the junior team, the rest of Southern Africa be warned; new power houses are in the making.
AON
posted: 08:17 am
This is typical of South africans!! Just look at the comments!! 'The coach is a cow', 'the coach must go' warawara!! Has any of you thought as to where do you expect these boys to play regularly? How many youngsters make the starting 11 in the PSL, who get selected for our youth national teams? How many teams in the PSL have a fully-fledged accademies? Why don't we have a reserve league to keep these boys and bench-warmers fit and competitive? We think we are all that and want to win the World Cup; Africa Champions League; Africa Cup of Nations; and yet we can't dominate COSAFA!!!!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 am
This is not good enough something must be done.
Anonymous
posted: 01:35 pm
U ask yourself why SA as nation expected BB to go past group stage in the wc2010 when our under 17/19/21/23 are shown the door in group stages in all regional tournments. Ah please man.
Second Golden Star
posted: 08:54 am
Congradulations to Makoanyane X1 on beating Amajita it shows that the results of previous matches was no fluke, please guys keep the momentum to the African Youth Championship.
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