Amajita squeeze past Lesotho at youth champs

2011-04-20 14:12

South African Under-20, Amajita, dusted off their miserable start in the African Youth Championship with a 2-1 victory over Lesotho today.Amajita needed nothing less than a win after the 4-2 mauling by Mali on the opening day on Sunday.

In achieving the feat Amajita’s coach, Maqsood Chenia, rattled in four changes to the team that fell to the east Africans three days ago.

The changes included a two-man strike force of Lucky Nguzana and Letsie Koapeng, who each found the net in the opening half.

Lesotho scored their consolation via a spot kick 20 minutes into the second stanza.Amajita should have amassed more had the front converted from the chances they created.

One such moment fell to Nguzana 10 minutes before the end, but the burly striker shot straight at the keeper from a one-on-one situation.

At times, South Africa were a bit jittery but were let off the hook as Lesotho’s strikers lacked aggression too.

The win elevated Amjita to a second spot with a game to conclude the groups in three days time.

They face Egypt who beat Lesotho 2-0 on Sunday.

The semifinalists of the Youth Championship will earn a ticket to the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Colombia later this year.

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