Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
8 Dec 2016
11:13 am

Amajita hammer Lesotho on Cosafa opening match

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

The South Africans were in a goal-scoring mood finding the back of the net eight times.

Amajita coach Thabo Senong. Pic: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images.

South African Under-20 national team, Amajita, began their Cosafa Cup on a lively note, cruising through with a massive 8-0 victory in Group A match at the Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on Wednesday night.

Coach Thabo Senong’s charges were in a goal-scoring mood, Itumeleng Shopane got the first goal of the match as early as the 12th minute, Luther Singh scored from a penalty spot five minutes later before Wiseman Meyiwa scored the team’s third goal of the match going into half-time, leading 3-0.

The team continued their dominance over Lesotho, as they kept on piling pressure at their opposition.

Nkosingiphile Ngcobo got Amajita’s fourth goal of the match in the 10 minutes into the second half, followed by Menzi Ndwande, Sifundo Sibiya and Sibongakonke Mbatha’s strikes in the 76th, 77th and 80th minutes respectively, taking the scoreline to 7-0 with only 10 minutes of play remaining.

With the game coming to an end, Aghmat Ceres got the team’s last goal of the match in the 89th minute, making it 8-0.

Amajita are level on three points in Group A with Swaziland, who beat Botswana 2-0, but SA top the log via a better goal difference.