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Amajimbos Beat Nigeria To Book AYC Final Spot

CAF U17 Championship
 
Result: Nigeria 0-1 South Africa
 
Date: 25 February 2015
 
Venue: General Seyni Kountche Stadium
 
Amajimbos secured a spot in the U17 African Youth Championship final after beating Nigeria 1-0 in their semi-final tie on Wednesday afternoon.
 
The Golden Eaglets were presented with the first opportunity in the 11th minute, as Osimhen found himself through on goal but delayed his shot, which was eventually cleared away.
 
Mondli Mpoto came to Amajimbos' rescue five minutes later, the shot-stopper did well to deny Osimhen, while at the other end Nelson Maluleke had his effort blocked.
 
It was Molefi Ntseki's side who broke the deadlock in the 26th minute courtesy of a well-placed finish from Khanyisa Mayo.
 
The Nigerians continued to push for the equaliser but Mpoto was on hand to deny Kelechi Nwakali and Osimhen just before the halftime break.
 
Nelson Maluleke could have doubled Amajimbos' advantage in the 54th minute but the midfielder failed to trouble Akpan Udoh between the sticks.
 
The Golden Eaglets threw everything at Amajimbos in the closing stages and nearly found themselves level in the 84th minute but the woodwork denied Abbas.
 
Ntseki's men survived a late onslaught from the Nigerians and secured their spot in the final of the Championships.
 
Nigeria are the current U17 World Champions, having won the World Cup in the UAE in 2013, and were also 2013 AYC runners-up to Ivory Coast, who South Africa were also involved in eliminating in the group stages.
 
Amajimbos will face the winner of the Mali v Guinea clash on Thursday afternoon.
 
Here is how they lined up:
 
Nigeria XI: A.Udoh, A. Saddam, A.Usman, M.Paul A. Bamidele, K. Nwakali, U. Anietie, S.Abdullahi, S.Chukwuze,O.Orji, V.Osimhen
 
South Africa XI: Mpoto; Ngcobo; Frosler; Mohamme; Cupido; Mukumela; Dlala; Maluleke; Mbatha; Mkatshana; Mayo
 

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