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South Africa Under-17 Amajimbos beat Egypt to qualify for 2015 African Youth Championships

Posted: 27 September 2014 Time: 22:02

Amajimbos qualified for the 2015 African Youth Championships after a 2-2 draw in Egypt on Saturday to qualify 4-3 on aggregate.

The South Africa Under-17 side now complete a fairytale of national teams qualifying for major tournaments after overcoming Egypt at the Contractors Stadium in Cairo.

Banyana Banyana and Amajita have already qualified for the African Women Championships and African Junior Championships respectively and despite a late rally, the Under-17s were not going to be denied a berth in the championships.

The second leg ended in a 2-2 draw but having won 2-1 a fortnight ago, Molefi Ntseki’s side booked their place at Niger 2015.

Khanyisa Mayo’s first-half brace silenced the vocal Egyptians as Amajimbos completed qualification despite the hosts pulling two goals back in the second half.

Egypt got an early free-kick but in-form goalkeeper Mondli Mpoto snuffed out the danger before Amajimbos got theirs which they blasted over the bar from a good position.

Egypt again tried a long-range effort but that gave Mpoto no problems. Vuyo Manjtie then saw his cross going tantalising wide as action swung from one end to the other.

From a swift counter-attack, Mayo beat Egyptian goalkeeper Mohmud Gad hands down to give Amajimbos a deserved 1-0 lead and 3-1 on aggregate. The goal seemed to have galvanised the boys as they got stuck in and never got intimidated by the atmosphere.

It then became the Mayo show as from another counter-attack in the 37th minute, he drew the keeper off his line before lobbing the ball past the outstretched keeper to make it 2-0.

Ntseki’s boys showed guts and determination going onto the break, leading the stunned Egyptians 2-0 and 4-1 on aggregate.

The second half started the way the first did with the Egyptians trying to get back into the game but there was always the danger of being caught on a counter-attack.

The hosts duly pulled one back following incessant pressure to make it 2-1 early in the second half.

The Egyptians thought they had made it 2-2 but their effort was ruled offside. With time running out, the Egyptians then went for long-range efforts which never troubled Mpoto.

Egypt still managed to pull a second goal back to make it 2-2 but that was too little, too late.

Egypt XI: Mohmud Gad, Ali Ragab, Maray, Karem, Fatoh, Mostafa, Ali, Ahmed, Hamdy, Filex, Walid

South Africa XI: Mondli Mpoto, Keanu Cupido, Thendo Mukumela, Simon Nqoi, Notha Ngcobo, Athenkosi Dlala, Reeves Frosler, Nelson Maluleke, Sibongakonke Matha, Vuyo Mantjie, Khanyisa Mayo

Article by: SAFA Media

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posted: 2014-09-27 20:13:05


posted: 2014-09-27 20:14:50

Pierats play 7 games: 11 points

K. Chiefs play 7 games: 21 points

10 points difference.

Kunzima madoda.

Forever Fearless. I remain.

bafana & kaizer chiefs addict
posted: 2014-09-27 20:15:30

history in making

posted: 2014-09-27 20:15:33

Well done boys soldiers indeed

posted: 2014-09-27 20:16:27


This is about Amajimbos...hold your horses plzzz noisy zebras.

posted: 2014-09-27 20:20:07

Well done boys. Now it's up to the big to take a leaf from u

posted: 2014-09-27 20:21:27

 congratulations to Amajimbos....

Comrade lokho
posted: 2014-09-27 20:23:24

All eyes on BB now. All the national soccer teams are qualifying and its up to BB to go ahead with the rhythm.

Well done boys, you are marvel to this country and we are happy u are representing us well

posted: 2014-09-27 20:28:15

A dawn of new era of our football. We may talk as much as we want, but the reality is football works in cycles. Cameroon were so dominant in the early 2000's, got disposed off by Egypt. And now it has been two Afcon editions and they haven't qualified. Now it's our time to be at the top.

posted: 2014-09-27 20:32:25

Well done Jimbos!!!

posted: 2014-09-27 20:35:57

Well done boys.go and make us proud.not easy to go to a foreign country and come back unscathed


The Real Lucho
posted: 2014-09-27 20:36:52

Well done to the boys. Mzansi football is back. When Amakhosi ticks, all the South African National Teams take the dressing.

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2014-09-27 20:37:36

Well done boys...I like I like...this is the real Vision 2022...

posted: 2014-09-27 20:41:20

Weldone majimbos

posted: 2014-09-27 21:03:04

Congrats To Coach Ntseki and the boys, what a great performance

posted: 2014-09-27 21:10:12

Congratulations Amajimbos! We are proud of you. Keep flying the South African flag high.

posted: 2014-09-27 21:32:13

Well done boys for qalifying.

Big M 91
posted: 2014-09-27 23:20:54

Congrats to the young lads... SAFA have hit a purple patch with identifying talent... I think the PSL must also help out in this regard... I know its difficult for most clubs to sustain themselves but it should become a prerequisite for all teams in the PSL to have genuine youth structures. From talent identification to nurturing and finally giving them a chance. Real development. Clubs must also form links with overseas clubs to send their best youngsters to train with those clubs for two or three seasons...

posted: 2014-09-28 04:28:45

Woooow happy days r back SA football SAFA keep up the gud work u doing we will reap the reward soon

Bucs Passion
posted: 2014-09-28 04:46:08

Banyana qualified

U/20 qualified

U/17 qualified

Bafana Bafana qualification looming

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