South African under 17 sensation, Junior Nare, will be carrying the hopes of Amajimbos, when they take on Angola, in the final of the 2018 COSAFA Youth Football Championship in Port Louis, Mauritius, on Sunday.
Sunday’s match starts at one in the afternoon South African time.
Nare was part of the team that was knocked out early in the semi-final of same tournament in 2017.
He is now one of the senior players, who are tasked with leading the team to the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Tanzania.
In 2017 he was on fire, scoring five goals. In 2018, he has only scored two but he is teaming up with another deadly striker Sphiwe Nkabinde.
Junior Nare says: “Last year’s tournament exposed us to the international football and helped us to see how tough it is and that also helped us prepare for this tournament also because we knew what we had to put in.”
Also a player to look out for in the Angolan team in Sunday’s final is Osvaldo Capemba.
Capemba is the main cog in the wheel of the young Sable Antelopes. He scored a hat-trick when his team demolished a hapless Namibia in the semi-finals.
Angola coach Predro Goncalves says: “It’s all new for us but what I am really proud of is more new players come from Angola we just came with only seventeen players.”
So it’s down to the two master tacticians in Amajimbos coach Molefi Ntseki and Angola’s Pedro Goncalves to win it on Sunday and qualify for Afcon 2019.
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