Serengeti Boys: One hurdle left

22Aug 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Serengeti Boys: One hurdle left

JUST one hurdle has been left by Tanzania under 17 national soccer team before winning the African Nations Cup berth in Madagascar next year.

Serengeti Boys players celebrate a victory at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday. They won 2-0 over South African boys.

The Tanzanian side overwhelmed visiting counterparts from South Africa, the Amajimbo’s by 2-0 goals in a return leg played at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday. The teams drew 1-1- during the first leg played in Johannesburg a fortnight ago as Tanzanians are progressing on 3-1 aggregate goals.

The Serengeti Boys now will have to face the winner between Namibia and Congo Brazzaville before knowing their fate for the Madagascar continental youth tournament.

During yesterday’s game, Serengeti Boys opened their account after 36 minutes through striker Mohamed Rashid Abdalah.
During the first leg played in Johannesburg a fortnight ago as Tanzanians are progressing on 3-1 aggregate goals.

The Serengeti Boys now will have to face the winner between Namibia and Congo Brazzaville before knowing their fate for the Madagascar continental youth tournament.

During yesterday’s game, Serengeti Boys opened their account after 36 minutes through striker Mohamed Rashid Abdalah.
The boys intensified their feat to push for more goals and their efforts paid off late in the second half.

Muhsin Makame hammered the final nail into the coffin of the South African boys with six minutes to the regulation time to keep the game beyond the stretch of the visitors.Team coach Bakari Shime hailed his boys for the brilliant display and the brand of confidence they had during the game.

He also remarked on fans who turned out in big numbers to support the home boys who never disappointed during the game. Before playing against the South African side, Serengeti Boys had breezed past Seychelles wining a comprehensive aggregate of 9-0.
Shime also hailed his technical staff which includes Kim Poulsen, the former Taifa Stars coach.

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