Cape Town - The
next qualifying round for the CAF U23 Championships will see South Africa’s U23
national team take on Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwean U23s, affectionately called the Young Warriors, managed to progress
to the next round after a 2-2 draw away to Swaziland on Sunday.
The first leg
finished 0-0 which meant that the tie was decided on the away-goals rule.
losing over two legs to Sudan earlier in the year, Owen Da Gama’s side failed
to qualify for the All Africa Games and will now want to prove their doubters
wrong when they come up against the Young Warriors.
Gama’s Amaglug-glug squad was not at full strength during the All Africa Games
qualifiers. A number of star players were unavailable because the games did not
fall on FIFA approved dates and as a result weren’t released by their clubs.
first leg is set to take place between the 17th and 19th of July in Zimbabwe.
By the time the game comes around the Amaglug-glug squad should be at full
winner of the tie will play in the CAF U23 Championships in Senegal at the end
of the year.
Gama’s sights will surely also be set on qualifying for the Olympic Games in
Brazil. In order to do so Amaglug-glug will have to finish in the top three at
the tournament in Senegal.