U20 team’s success proves SA is getting the basics right

2013-12-18 00:00

THERE are also two Zulu words — “Siza Kancane” — which were quite popular at some stage as township corner shop names in the 70s, 80s and 90s. These two words literally translate to “we are coming slowly” but actually mean “we are steadily growing or building up”.

The team beat Kenya 2-0 in the final on Saturday, concluding a run that saw them finish the tournament without conceding a goal, save in a penalty shoot-out against Zimbabwe. In that game they lost their No 1 goalkeeper through a red card in the opening stanza, and fought for a goalless draw to eventually win on penalties.

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