6 August 2019 – Group A winners of the 2019 inaugural COSAFA U20 Championships, South Africa will face Tanzania in the semi finals scheduled for Thursday, 8 August 2019. This after Tanzania finished second in group B after losing 2-1 to Zambia in their last group stage match.
Tanzania have had an impressive run in the COSAFA U20 Championships after two wins and one loss, while South Africa’s Basetsana won all three of their matches; beating Zimbabwe 3-0 in their opening match, Namibia 1-0 and Mozambique 3-1.
This match will be played at Gelvandale Stadium at 14h00, with the first semi final between group B winners Zambia and group A runners up Zimbabwe at 10h00.
“We are very happy to have reached the semi finals however that was not our main priority;”said Dludlu.
“We made it clear to the players from the onset that we as the technical team wanted them to play impressive, attacking football while scoring goals, which we have managed to do.
We are looking forward to facing a strong Tanzanian side that has really impressed throughout this tournament, and believe that should we follow tactics on the day, we can come away with the win and a spot in the finals.
We have a few minor injuries that the medical team is looking into and believe that we will have a full squad to select from come Thursday afternoon;”concluded Dludlu.