Amajita down Finland 2-1 to win Commonwealth Cup

2015-01-26 00:00

SOUTH Africa’s national Under-20 team beat their Finnish counterparts 2-1 yesterday to lift the Commonwealth Cup in Russia.

Pule Maraisane got the all important goal for David Notoane’s team to cap off a very successful tour for Amajita and continue the “feel good factor” currently sweeping the various national teams.

Amajita deservedly took the lead on 15 minutes when Motjeka Madisha headed home from a corner.

Finland almost hit back straight away, but Siphelele Luthuli was on hand to ­produce a great last-ditch tackle.

However, the equaliser did come on 33 minutes, with Eero Tamminen putting the ball in the back of the net after some poor defending.

Amajita continued to push hard after the break, with Tlotlo Leepile and Maraisane testing Saku Eriksson in goals, and on 77 minutes Maraisane did have the beating of the keeper with a clinical ­finish.

Finland had the ball in the back of the net late on, but it was ruled out and Amajita hung on to claim the silverware.

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