Amajimbos head coach Eprhaim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba promised the nation that his team would be victorious, saying: ‘we did not travel all the way to Zambia for nothing. We came here to win … to win gold.’
And his charges delivered on that promise as they overturned a 1-0 half-time deficit to be crowned the champions of the southern Africa youth competition.
They deserved the goal medal as they surged through the tournament with an unbeaten run. They topped Group A with three wins over Malawi (4-0), Botswana (3-2) and the Seychelles (4-1) and drew 0-0 with Zambia. They then beat Angola 3-0 in the semi-finals before gunning to first place.