Amajita crush Ethiopia’s hopes
By Collins Okinyo -Â
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – South Africa men’s under-20 team stunned their hosts in Addis Ababa with a deserved 2-0 victory over Ethiopia in an Africa Youth Championship first leg qualifier at the National Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The first 15 minutes was a see-saw affair with Ephraim “Shakes”Mashabaâ€™s boys firing on all cylinders while the Ethiopians struggled to keep them at bay.
The game went in to the break at 0-0 but upon resumption Mashaba’s tactical prowess took effect when his substitute Tshepo Chaine broke the deadlock with a fine finish in the 69th minute to put Amajita ahead.
Amajitaâ€™s relentless efforts paid off in the 85th minute when Siyanda NguboÂ put matters beyond Ethiopia with another beautiful goal to give South African an important away win in the second round of the qualifiers.
Ethiopia:Â Shiferan Asegle, Ayele Aklilu, Reta Andarigo, Tekle Bineyam, Kebede Henok, Natnael Tadese, Surafel Worku, Ayalew Behaylu, Dawa Dukele and Hussein Yared
South Africa:Â Siyanda Ngubo, Ntuli Nhlakanipho, Madisha Mdjeka, Aubrey Madiba, Ayabulela Mangwaka, Dumsani Msibi, Fagrie Lakay, Keith Farmer, Siphelelo Luthuli, Tlotto Leepile and Pule Maraisane