COSAFA Men's U-17: Angola qualify for semi-final

Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Angola on Monday qualified for the semi-finals of the 2018 COSAFA men's Under-17 Championship taking place in Mauritius.

The Angolans qualified, even with the Day 3 matches yet to take place, after walloping Swaziland 3-0 in a Day 2, Group C match for a perfect 6 points.

In the other Group C, Day 2 match, Malawi defeated Zimbabwe 5-0, their first win in two matches. Malawi now have 3 points, the same as Swaziland, while Zimbabwe, now eliminated, have no point.

Here is the Group C standing after two rounds of matches -

Pos     Team            Pld       W     D       L       GF      GA      GD      Pts    
1 Angola (Q)           2        2       0       0       5       0       +5      6
2 Malawi                      2         1       0       1       5       1       +4      3      
3 Swaziland           2         1       0       1       3       6       −3      3      
4 Zimbabwe            2         0       0       2       2       8       −6      0

Here are Groups A and B, Day 3 matches on Tuesday -

Group A
Namibia vs Botswana
Seychelles vs Mauritius

Group B
Lesotho vs Mozambique
South Africa vs Zambia

Only the top team in each group, after three rounds of matches, will advance to the semifinals along with the best runner-up as the 12 competing sides seek to be crowned champions.

Each of the six Zones COSAFA, CECAFA, UNAF, UNIFFAC, WAFU A, and WAFU B - are to organise their regional qualifiers featuring teams from the zones - Mauritius (COSAFA) - currently going on, Equatorial Guinea (UNIFFAC), Tanzania (CECAFA), Tunisia (UNAF), Niger (WAFU B) before terminating in Senegal (WAFU A).

The winner of each zonal competition qualifies for the final tournament, with the exception of the zone of the previous winner,
entitled to two slots. Since Mali won the title in 2017, WAFU A will qualify two teams for next year’s African Under-17 Championship that will be held in Tanzania.

The COSAFA Under-17 Championship serves as a qualifier for the 2019 African Under-17 Championships that will be played in Tanzania, which in turn is a qualifier for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Peru later that year.
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24 july 2018 05:30:24

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