Amajita finally get it right

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Moloi’s charges were tied at 5 points each alongside Namibia’s first team, the Baby Warriors, and visiting Westphalia after the completion of the league phase but the South Africans narrowly lost out for a place in the final because of their inferior goal difference.

In the final, Namibia’s Under-17’s lost 4-2 against the more composed visiting Westphalia Regional Invitation at a packed Kuisebmond Stadium.

The hosts went into their final match with a depleted team after the spine of the team picked up an assortment of injuries in the five-day competition which led to their playing with their backs to the wall for the better part of an otherwise entertaining match.

Despite the odds being stacked against them, the injury-plagued Namibians put up a gutsy showing before they eventually succumbed to the Germans’ onslaught.

Namibia and South Africa were both using the tournament as a yardstick ahead of the forthcoming African Youth Championships qualifiers which begin in earnest next month.

Namibia begin their assault with a two-legged date against Lesotho next month and victory over their youthful counterparts from the Mountain Kingdom would propel them to a confrontation against Zambia in the next round.

Amajita are the likely next opponents should Namibia negotiate her way past the Young Chipolopolos.

The finals for the continental youth championships will be played in Algeria next year.

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