South Africa/Zambia: Preview for Men's 2012 Zone Vi U17 Games

Preview for Men's 2012 Zone VI U20 Games The opening round of fixtures in the men's Under-17 football competition at the Zone VI Games gets under way in Lusaka, Zambia on Friday.

The highly-anticipated tournament features the best of the young talent in the Southern African region and provides a glimpse at potential future national team stars from the competition nations.

The Football competition is being run under the guidance of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) and the winners will be crowned champions of the region for 2012.

The competition is likely to be fierce and will attract scouts from around the region and beyond to the Nkoloma and Zanaco Sunset stadiums in Lusaka.

The men's Under-17 competition features 10 nations split into two pools of five teams. Group A consists of hosts Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Seychelles, while Group B sees Angola, Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius and Lesotho meet.

The competition opens as host Zambia tackle Botswana at the Zanaco Sunset Stadium on Friday (10h00) in Group A. The other match in the pool between South Africa and Malawi takes place at the same venue (12h30).

Before then, Angola and Namibia meet in Group B at Nkoloma Stadium (10h00), while Swaziland and Mauritius complete the day's action in the pool, also at the Nkoloma Stadium (15h00).

The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinals, to be played on December 14, with the third-place play-off scheduled for the following day. The winning semifinalists will meet in the decider on December 16 at Zanaco Sunset Stadium from 14h30.

The opening round of fixtures in the men's Under-17 football competition at the Zone VI Games gets under way in Lusaka, Zambia on Friday.

The highly-anticipated tournament features the best of the young talent in the Southern African region and provides a glimpse at potential future national team stars from the competition nations.

The Football competition is being run under the guidance of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) and the winners will be crowned champions of the region for 2012.

The competition is likely to be fierce and will attract scouts from around the region and beyond to the Nkoloma and Zanaco Sunset stadiums in Lusaka.

The men's Under-17 competition features 10 nations split into two pools of five teams. Group A consists of hosts Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Seychelles, while Group B sees Angola, Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius and Lesotho meet.

The competition opens as host Zambia tackle Botswana at the Zanaco Sunset Stadium on Friday (10h00) in Group A. The other match in the pool between South Africa and Malawi takes place at the same venue (12h30).

Before then, Angola and Namibia meet in Group B at Nkoloma Stadium (10h00), while Swaziland and Mauritius complete the day's action in the pool, also at the Nkoloma Stadium (15h00).

The top two teams in each pool advance to the semifinals, to be played on December 14, with the third-place play-off scheduled for the following day. The winning semifinalists will meet in the decider on December 16 at Zanaco Sunset Stadium from 14h30.

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