South Africa’s Amajita – under 20 men’s national team – says South Africans should expect more games like the 8 – 0 hammering of Lesotho in the first game of their COSAFA (Council of Southern Africa Football Associations ) Cup title defence.
Amajita’s humiliation of Lesotho happened at Moruleng Stadium in the North West Province yesterday’s evening.
With the upbeat attacking performance Amajita maintained throughout the game, it’s apparent that Thabo Senong’s guys are in for retaining the title they won in Lesotho few years past.
Itumeleng Shopane, Luther Singh and Wiseman Meyiwa, netted three goals in the first-half of the game.
Too bad for the fragile Lesotho team. They would further be rendered ineffectual by Amajita’s pleasing play and the 5 goals that came with it during second-half.
It was Nkosingiphike Ngcobo that commenced the second-half thrashing after Kobamelo Kodisang – man of the match – failed to convert his bolt into a goal.
Menzi Ndwandwe and Sifundo Sibiya followed up with two quick goals in a space of a minute and skyrocketed Amajita’s lead to six goals.
Still, Senong’s guys wouldn’t relent. They kept blazing and again, positioned Sibongakonke Mbatha to blast Lesotho’s net. Achmat Ceres added another goal to end Lesotho’s agony.
Here’s what Coach Senong said after the game:
“I think this victory will give us confidence going forward and this is the type of start to a tournament any coach can dream of.
The most important thing now is to instil a sense of discipline among players not to get carried away but maintain consistency.”
Senong added that he didn’t use some of his solid players in the game. According to him, he reserved them for tougher games of the tournament.
To Coach Senong, the big game for his guys is next year’s CAF u20 Men’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Zambia.