South Africa National U19 have booked a spot in the semi-finals after dismantling TP Mazembe by 6-0 in match day 4 of the Durban Under 19 International Football Tournament at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont today,31/07/16.
The TP Mazembe and National U19 was predicted to be a tough encounter as both teams have won their opening matches but proved to be a walk in the park for David Nontaone boys.
Luthando Matenza capitalised on TP Mazembe’s confusion at the back and secured an early goal within 3 minutes of the first half. Mazembe responded with a goal in 13th minutes but it was denied, Kisangala was offside. SA U 19 dominated TP Mazembe in the first half and that saw Khanyisa Mayo converting a beautiful goal in the 47 minutes and the first half ended 2-0 in favour of SA National U19.
In the second half Mayo continued with his scoring ways netting a beautiful goal in the 53 minutes , two minutes later at 55 minutes SA U19 came back with a thriller of a goal courtesy of the Captain Thendo Mukumela. In the 60th minute Mayo released a thunderous shot that left TP Mazembe goalie asking himself where it came from, completing his hat trick and making him the current tournament leading goal scorer with 5 goals.
SA National U19 is now sitting on top of group B with 6 points and 9 goals. The second match of the day also lived up to the expectations, producing 7 goals. Fluminense were the first to score in the 15thminute courtesy of Alves and a minute later Rangers responded with a goal from Zak Rudden ending the first half with 1 all. In the second half Rangers was all over the Samba Boys scoring brilliant two goals in the 69th and 76th minutes. Fluminense managed to secure an equaliser in the 78 minutes bringing the score to 3-3 all. A penalty in 90+ minutes secure Fluminense a win and the game ended 4-3 in favour of Fluminense.
Tomorrow, 01 August 2016 as part of the tournament’s social responsibility programme Rangers FC will visit Umqhele High School at 10h00 am and Fluminense will visit Ziphathele High School at 12h00 in Clermont. Members of the media are invited to cover both visits.
GROUP B SCORES
SA National U 19 6 -0 TP Mazembe (Man of the Match Khanyisa Mayo)
Rangers 3 – 4 Fluminense (Man of the Match Pedro Pimentel)
Match Day 5 Fixtures – 01 August 2016 – King Zwelithini Stadium
14h15 Golden Arrows vs Arsenal FC
16h30 KZN Academy vs Sporting Lisbon
Leading Goal scorers
No Player Name Club Goals
17 K Mayo SA U 19 5
9 S Mavididi Arsenal 2
3 S Magaqa KZN Academy 1
15 S Sithole KZN Academy 1
24 S Nene KZN Academy 1
19 C Kisangala TP Mazembe 1
06 G Likonza TP Mazembe 1
10 P Pedro Fluminense 1
18 R Zak Rangers 1
12 A Serge Rangers 1
19 T Qinisile SA U 19 1
21 L Nxele Lamontville Golden Arrows 1
15 S Sabelo Lamontville Golden Arrows 1