Young Warriors advance in CAF Qualifiers

23 Apr 2016 13:00pm
WINDHOEK, 23 APR (NAMPA) – The Under-20 (U-20) national football team beat Swaziland 2-0 in the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) U20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to progress to the next round of the competition.
The two teams met in their second leg of the qualifiers on Friday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium after a 2-2- draw in the first leg played in Swaziland two weeks ago.
On Friday, goals from Katiti Hakuria and Venovineja Tjikundi led the Young Warriors to a comfortable 2-0 win over Swaziland; 4-2 on aggregate.
They will now face South Africa in the second round in May/June, after which a third and final round awaits the winner for a place in the U-20 continental competition set for Zambia next year.
In a statement availed to Nampa on Saturday, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) said Hakuria scored the first goal in the 25th minute, and Tjikundi scored in the 51st minute.
The statement also quoted coach Gerald Gunter as saying he was satisfied with the result.
“We have a very good group of boys that showed great tactical discipline today and that was important for us. Swaziland was always a threat at one-nil but our boys remained calm and carried the plan out well.
“It was a better performance from the first leg because we did not concede a goal. We now have to prepare for South Africa and see what happens,” said Gunter.