14 December 2023 – The South Africa boys and girls made the country proud on the first day of the 2023 CAF African Schools Football Championship | COSAFA Qualifiers in Harare, Zimbabwe, after comfortable wins on Thursday.

The regional tournament will run for the next three days where the top young boys and girls in the Under-15 age-group will be competing in Harare. The South African boys are top of Group B after beating Angola 7-0 and then getting a walkover after Zambia failed to arrive.

The girls were equally impressive in front of goal after beating their Angolan counterparts 14-0. The South African girls also benefitted from a walkover after the Zambians failed to arrive.

The action continues on Friday, 15 December 2023 and the SA girls coach Ntombifuthi Khumalo said she was happy with her team’s performance on the first day. “Today was the first day of the tournament and we did very well. I’m looking forward to Friday’s games, win and go to the finals. We want to defend our championship title and proceed to the CAF tournament.

“I’m also very proud of the girls for playing according to our plan. I would like to thank the people who are behind me, who support me, the management, our Federation, SAFA. Again, I don’t want to lie without the parents and the coaches who are working with young girls in our country, without them I don’t think our journey would be as good as it has been.”