Fri. Jul 19th, 2019


Luke Le Roux converted a first-half penalty as South Africa beat Burundi 1-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations at the Stade de Maradi in Maradi, Niger on Friday night.

South Africa finished second in Group A with five points, behind group winners Nigeria, after claiming two draws and securing a single win.

The result also sees Amajita qualify for their second successive U20 FIFA World Cup tournament, their fourth overall, to be staged in Poland in May.

Thabo Senong’s charges will now take on Senegal in the last four of the junior continental competition on Wednesday to battle it out for a berth in the final.