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2023 U-17 AFCON: South Africa Edge Zambia In Five-Goal Thriller

2023 U-17 AFCON: South Africa Edge Zambia In Five-Goal Thriller

South Africa overcame Zambia 3-2 in their second game in Group B to get their 2023 U-17 AFCON back on track.

The Amajimbos kicked off their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Morocco while Zambia fell to a 1-0 loss to Nigeria.

Vicky Mkhawana gave South Africa the lead in the 13th minute before he added the second on 31 minutes.

On the stroke of halftime Emmanuel Mwanza pulled a goal back for Zambia to make it 2-1.

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Just three minutes into the second half Mwanza got his second goal to complete the comeback for Zambia.

But in the 76th minute Michael Dokunmu got the winner for South Africa.

In the group’s other game played earlier on Wednesday, Morocco pipped Nigeria 1-0 book their place in the quarter-finals.

On Saturday, South Africa will take on Nigeria in their final group game with qualification to the last eight at stake.

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  • Coache 1 year ago

    Nigeria needed a Kanu type of player but he now plays for South Africa U17. Scouting did not reach Holland for Dokunmu. See his movement and deft touches. His winning goal against Zambia was awesome.

    Dokunmu is an intelligent baller.

  • Ako Amadi 1 year ago

    Golden Eaglets are second on the standings and a draw against South Africa come Saturdsy will cement that place. No wahala!

    • 9jaRealist 1 year ago

      It’s always dangerous to play for a draw. The Eaglets can beat this SA side (that I have now watched 2x), and that should be the primary goal on Saturday. Good luck lads!

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