SA retained their title at the Cosafa Under-20 Championships after a tense final against Zimbabwe on Thursday‚ winning 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Goalkeeper and captain Khulekani Kubheka saved two spot-kicks in the shoot-out after earlier being at fault for the Zimbabwe goal as Amajita head to the African Under-20 Championships in Niger in February. Delic Murimba gave Zimbabwe a second half lead, but the prolific Lyle Foster from Orlando Pirates scored for the fourth game running to level matters and leave both players top of the scorers list for the tournament with five goals each. The game went to a shoot-out and Kubheka proved the hero‚ making two fine saves to take his side to the victory. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo from Kaizer Chiefs had a first real sniff of goal for SA, but his shot was blocked for a corner and from the resultant set-piece‚ SuperSport United’s Luke le Roux saw his header tipped over the bar by Zimbabwe goalkeeper Tinotenda Ali. Foster had an excellent c...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now