Mozambique have made history by lifting their first-ever Cosafa Under-20 Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Facing Namibia in the final in Port Elizabeth, it took 30 minutes for Mozambique to open their account through Dercio Augusto, who scored the only goal of the match.
Both nations had already qualified for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Mauritania 2021 by virtue of reaching the final.
Namibia would have been maiden winners too, but Mozambique becomes just the fifth nation after Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar to take home the Cosafa U20 trophy.
It was an impressive campaign by Mozambique as they also ended the tournament without conceding a goal, having scored four.
Zambia captain Prince Mumba was named Player of the Tournament and his reward will be a trip to Spain for an ‘experience’ with leading side Villarreal CF, courtesy of La Liga Santander.
Mumba will have the chance to train with the club’s famous academy team, have a meet-and-greet with the first team, a tour of the club’s world-class facilities, and take in a Villarreal CF fixture in La Liga.
Mumba was chosen by the Cosafa Technical Study Group as the best player on show in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Mozambique goalkeeper Kimiss Zavala won the Golden Glove prize, while Sinenjongo Mkiva (South Africa) and Salvador shared the Golden Boot after their three goals while Namibia were handed the Fair Play prize.
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By FARPost Reporter