Players to watch: Amajimbos v Young Chipolopolo


In today’s penultimate match between South Africa U17 against Zambia U17, much focus will be placed on who will the group outright.

Zambia lead the standings with 6 points, followed by South Africa on 4 points. FARPost takes a bright look at the key players for this titanic clash, billed as the ‘Final before the Final’

1. Zambia

Rickson Ng’ambi
The left-footed striker is a fearsome competitor with a knack for goals. A member of the victorious 2019 Cosafa U17 Zambian squad, were his was a joint top goal-scorer, Ng’ambi has continued to impress.

The young Moza United has already bagged two goals and a Man of the Man award in this tournament.

Charles Mumba
Elegant, mobile and technically matured is how you describe Charles Mumba. In him, Zambia have a roving talented midfielder capable of playing between the lines and supporting their attack play.

The Barcelona Academy player, Mumba is designed to create and score goals and has already backed 3 goals and a Man of the Match award to his name.

2. South Africa

Lindokuhle Nkosi
The bulky midfield maestro has been a revelation in this COSAFA showpiece. Nkosi is composed on the ball and his ambidextrous delivery to his teammates has been amazing.

The former Highlands Park junior occupies a strategic role in the Amajimbos midfield. As a midfielder playmaker orchestrating attacks from the midfield centre and destabilizing opposition attacks, makes him a dependable player in Coach Vela Khumalo’s tactical plan.

Mduduzi Shabalala
Arguably Amajimbos most prized asset. Shabalala possesses buckets of skill and plays his heart out when required to do so. Nippy, tricky and troublesome are some of the words that come to mind when you watch this young talent.

The Kaizer Chiefs Youth Academy player play either behind the striker or as a wide midfielder in a more attacking formation. With goals in the opening two matches and Man of the Match awards to his credit, expect Shabalala to lighten up this afternoon contest if given a platform again.

By FARPost Reporter

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