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Posted: 31 August 2014 Time: 16:51

Amajita have qualified for the CAF Youth Championships after beating Cameroon 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium to progress 3-2 on aggregate.

Fargie Lakay was the hero for the home side with two first half goals to see the team through.

Cameroon took the lead in the third minute when Noubissi Marius’ low shot gave Jethren Barr no chance. Barr looked jittery in the opening minutes and could have been punished further moments later.

Pierre Kunde then saw his powerful shot fly over the bar as the visitors upped the ante.

Amajita had to again defend in numbers in the 25th minute as Cameroon threatened, but a timely tackle by captain Ayabulela Maqwaka saved the situation.

Siyanda Ngubo then saw his shot blocked inside the box as Amajita pushed men up-front searching for the equaliser.

They finally got the equaliser seven minutes before half-time when Lakay went on a solo run before burying a thunderous shot into the roof of the net.

Moments later Ngubo could have given Amajita the lead, but he decided to pass the ball inside the box when taking a shot could have been a better option.

Cameroon then hit the crossbar on a sweeping counter-attack through Tabekou Ouambe, before Lakay got a second in the dying minutes of the half to give the home team a 2-1 advantage.

The second half began at the same frantic pace as the first half with Cameroon looking to quickly hit back. But they were pegged back as Amajita hit the bar from a free-kick soon after through Lakay.

Pule Maraisane then saw his chip tantalising over the bar after being set up by Ngubo.

A few nervy moments towards the end ensued, but in the end Amajita hung on for a famous win and will now head to the tournament in Senegal.


South Africa: Jethren Barr, Madisha Motjeka, Bongane Mathabela, Ayabulela Maqwaka, Siyanda Ngubo, Pule  Maraisane, Aubrey Maphosa, Denwin Farmer, Fagrie Lakay, Tshepo Chaine, Morne Nel

Cameroon: Joseph Ebogo, Bana Moussa, Thomas Libih, Pierre Kunde, Tabekou Ouambe, Christian Bassogo, Tah Anunga, Andoulo Serge, Noubissi Marius, Jean Abanda Koa, Franck Bagnack 

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posted: 2014-08-31 19:11:00

laughed today when i heard Shakes telling some of his troops that "lala ungavuki" time wasting tactics when the cameroonians where pressing hard towards the end of the game...otherwise a job well done boys.

Thulani Wa Lekhosi
posted: 2014-08-31 20:00:26

Shakes always does it when it matters. Welldone to Amajita, next target world cup.

Thulani Wa Lekhosi
posted: 2014-08-31 20:03:11

posted: 2014-08-31 20:40:49

Creme de la crop... salute. I hope the media take a chill pill and let our nation be for a change. We respect the media but sometimes they spoil the nation's efforts to success with their uninformed, biased and over-sensational report and overglorifying of our players. Please journos... relax this time around and let the nation be

posted: 2014-09-01 02:13:57

Shakes has always done wonders with youngsters#salute

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-09-01 02:22:46

Where does Kaizer Chiefs fit here?Are we not talking about SA under 20 boys great achievements?

zekhaya radebe
posted: 2014-09-01 02:24:51

I wonder who it is

posted: 2014-09-01 02:25:26

was dissapointed by Pule ,Nel nd Maqcwaka....Pule nd Nel r too casual for My liking ......especially Nel he's too slow...everytime he had the ball i felt like he was gonna get dispossessed.....as for Maqcwaka i think i understand y Roger de Sa plays Rivaldo Coetzee ahead of Maqcwaka .....i expected more From Maqcwaka i

posted: 2014-09-01 02:35:04

i was impressed by Denwin Farmer ,Ngubo ,Chaine and Lakay....Denwin Farmer is the 1 who deserves Bafana call up not Maqcwaka ....Denwin Is a solid defender he bailed out Amajita With good tackles nd positions himself well ....he made a crucial tackle in the second half when the cameroonian player was 1 on 1 with the keeper he stole the ball From the back with a clean tackle....he also cleared the ball on the goal line in the dying minutes ...m suprised editor didnt mention this nd only mentions Maqcwaka 's tackle which i don't even remember....the thing i remember abt Maqwaka was in the first half when he got skinned by the cameroon player in the box nd the ball hit the upright post

posted: 2014-09-01 02:42:25

chaine has the potential to be a deadly striker the way he turns with defenders on his back was impressive .....Ngubo is such a tricky Lil playa was impressive.....Lakay was also impressive especially the way he scored thefirst goal.....he ran with it while he put himself between the ball nd the opponent .....the way he protected the ball when he scored that goal was kinda like Hulk...many PSL strikers Can learn From Lakay .....i would hv loved to see Domingo

posted: 2014-09-01 04:38:14

Not in anyway being negative, that West African tour of thre or four games clearly helped them a great deal. Not taking anything away from Mashaba, but were previous coaches afforded same preparations when they failed with the u/20s. Somebody correct me if am wrong.

posted: 2014-09-01 05:24:53

Well done

posted: 2014-09-01 05:50:32

They were never afforded those opportunities I remember at one stage they went for 3 years without any friendly  

posted: 2014-09-01 06:15:27

Shakes is good with youngsters. I remember during my high school days in the 90's, he coached the under 20's and they won the same competition. Booth, Lekoelea, Lovers Mohlala, McCarthy, were in his team.

I'm asking myself, if he's doing so well with the juniors, why take him to the political, under performing BB?

Durban Khosi
posted: 2014-09-01 06:28:24

SHakes proves once more that he has what it takes at national level. He has qualified for the Olimpics and now CAF youth. No other SA born coach has qualified for continental or world tournaments. Fans need to support the team and stop negative tendencies

Durban Khosi
posted: 2014-09-01 06:31:26

Buc-champ 14 Fumigator Buc - Champ, why do you have to attack chiefs supporters. Every comment you make is based on attacking chiefs players or fans. You have no constructive comments, all you do is insult people

my bone is white,blood red,skin black true baccane
posted: 2014-09-01 06:45:06

Let's look at this in this way did those coaches ask for such preparations????

posted: 2014-09-01 07:38:35

Well done boys, coach and his technical team, lets move  and prove that our soccer is going to the new era.  

Thappy Makay
posted: 2014-09-01 07:38:57

Well done boys. Personally I think Shakes should also accompany this team to the tournament. We need to qualify for the world championship. If this boys are well looked after and continued to be developed then we have a team for 2022.

posted: 2014-09-11 14:03:24

Well dne amajita for qualifying for the tournament

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