2 December 2012

South Africa/Ghana: Amajimbos Lose to Ghana

The South African National Under/17 team, Amajimbos have been eliminated from the African Youth Championships after going down 2-1 away to Ghana in the second leg of the final qualifying round for a 5-3 aggregate score.

Amajimbos travelled to Ghana for the second leg having lost 3-2 in the first leg played at Sinaba Stadium. The Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba coached-side which had chalked up some impressive away wins were hoping for a similar outcome but found the home side, buoyed by home support a different proposition all together.

The atmosphere at Essipong Stadium in Ghana was just too much for Amajimbos who fought gallantly but could not stop the home side from progressing through.

The hosts scored two first half goals, dashing any hopes Mashaba's side had of progressing through.

Bongani Khanyile scored the visitors' only goal in the second half but Ghana held on for a 2-1 home win and a 5-3 aggregate win.

The team returns home on Monday 3 December 2012 at 10.am.

Copyright © 2012 South African Football Association. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.