Zebras U-17 beat Mauritius

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 24 July 2018   |   By Ricardo Kanono
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The Diamond Zebras beat hosts Mauritius 1-0 in their opening game at the on-going 2018 COSAFA Under-17 Championships.

Botswana’s only goal was scored by Oageng Diego Maphorisa from the penalty spot in the 85th minute. The Young Zebras are second in Group A after Namibia who demolished Seychelles 8-3. The Young Zebras play Seychelles on Saturday at 1000hrs Botswana time.

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Tumi Duiker – the Young Zebras’ coach – was adamant that they need to beat Seychelles to book a place in the semi-finals. Tebogo Kopelang won the man of the match award.

After the Seychelles game, the team will play Namibia on July 24 to complete the group stage of the tournament.

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There are two other groups being Group B: Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa and Lesotho; and Group C made up of Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi and Swaziland.

Zambia are the tournament’s defending champions. Finals will be played on July 29, 2018.This year’s regional tournament serves as a qualifier for the 2019 African Under-17 Championships, which in turn will supply the continent’s four representatives at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Peru next year.    



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