SA U-17 thrash Zimbabwe (30-11-06)

EASTRAND - The Zimbabwe under-17soccer squad, who endured a 19-hour road journey for an international soccer encounter were last Saturday thrashed 5-1 by South Africa in a one-sided African Youth Championship Qualifier.
Young Warriors Coach, Rodwell Dhlakama, told CAJ News that the defeat w

as as a result of fatigue.
“Well, we lost to a better side, but had it not been for the fatigue, my boys could have done much better. Nevertheless, I promise that we will beat South Africa in Harare in two weeks’ time. SA play was never impressive from the onset,” said Dhlakama.
However, the South Africa Under-17 head coach, Serame Letsoaka, insisted that his side would still beat Zimbabwe in Harare before progressing to the next stage of the African Youths Championsips to be held Togo.
“Admittedly, we played badly, but we scored all the important five goals. I am planning to take my side to the World Cup Youth Championships,” said Letsoaka.
South Africa, who started the match on the offensive found target through Kermit Erasmus, who grabbed a hat-trick in the (49th, 80th, 89th) and two other beautiful goals from Daylon Classen (19th) and Thulane Ngcepe (47th) were enough to see the hosts complete a route of the poorly coordinated Zimbabwe Young Warriors 5-1.
Zimbabwe grabbed their consolation goal from an otherwise enterprising Captain, Knowledge Musona in the 59th minute.
Musona received a cleverly done chip from substitute, Taurai Charakupa, who beat a cluster of the South African defence before chipping the ball over the motionless and confused defence. – CAJ News

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