Tough draw for SA national teams

Tough draw for South African national teams

Posted: 6 March 2012 Time: 12:55 pm

South Africa's junior sides have been handed tough draws in the next World Cup qualifiers but have byes directly into the second round.  

South Africa's Under-20, who hosted the last African Youth Championships in April, have been drawn against Congo in the second round of the qualifiers later this year.   If South Africa get past Congo, they will play either Nigeria, Sudan or Tanzania in the next knockout round in September and October.   The winner of that match goes through to the 2013 finals in Algeria, from which the African sides to progress to the next Fifa U-20 World Cup in Turkey will be decided.   At Under-17 level, South Africa have drawn to play Zambia with the first leg at home in mid-October and the return game a fortnight later.   The winner of the tie then meets either Ghana or the Gambia for a place at next year's African U-17 Championships in Morocco.   The next Fifa World Cup at Under-17 level will be played in the United Arab Emirates at the end of 2013. 

Article by: Mzansi Football and KickOff.com

Previous comments on this story...

Dr_Prof_(Soccer Analyst_Anti-KickOff and Soccer Laduma)
posted: 01:45 pm
This is the nonsense I hate about this mass media reporters, why can't you for heaven sake focus on the game instead of rating teams as easy or tougher draw? This is the kind of mentality that often gets misguidedly infused into our players' minds to an extent that they put themselves under unnecessary pressure
Anonymous
posted: 07:56 pm
I waz watching soccerZONE(R) later dis morning and i was chuckled by da "juju man" who insist dat Bafana aint gona win anything until dey pay him hiz money!!Plz jus pay da guy his 90 000 or mayb borrow it frm Benni.
Anonymous
posted: 09:58 am
Eish! South Africans and their papers, all of a sudden Zambia is now a tough opponent and many other countries.

Can someone answer this question for me. who is not the tough opponent for south africa?
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