Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
13 Oct 2016
3:54 pm

Amajimbos to face Brazil in Brics Cup final

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Molefi Ntseki’s national Under-17 have a set date with Brazil in the final of the inaugural Brics Football Cup after beating Russia 3-1 in their last group game played in Goa, India, on Thursday.

A goal in the first half by Lyle Foster and two goals in the second stanza by Mswati Mavuso and skipper Luke le Roux sealed the deal for Amajimbos, with Russia’s Skrobotov Ilia having looked to have put them back into the game after equalising in the stroke of half-time, only for Ntseki’s charges to come back stronger in the second half.

The win saw Amajimbos finish the group of five teams as a second best team with seven points, one point atop Russia, who finish with six points, while Brazil are on top of the group with nine points and have a game in hand against India, who have lost all of their games thus far in the journey.

This will be a chance for Amajimbos to avenge themselves after the Brazilians thrashed them 3-0 in the group stages, having won 1-0 against India and playing to a goalless stalemate against China.

The final will be played at PJN Stadium, in Fartoda, on Saturday.