Angola take step towards semifinals

Angola moved into contention for a place in the semifinals of the men’s football competition at the African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Thursday when they defeated Swaziland 4-0.

The victory moved Angola into second in the table, behind leaders Malawi on head-to-head records after the Young Flames defeated them 1-0 earlier in the competition.

Zimbabwe must now beat Malawi in their final Group A game at the Barbourfields Stadium (kick-off 15h30) on Friday to book a place in the semifinals, which would also give them top spot in the pool.

It would also mean the Zimbabweans avoid a potent Zambian side who topped Pool B and leave them with a semifinal fixture against Namibia on Saturday.

The women’s competition comes to a completion on Friday with South Africa already crowned champions.

There is still the silver and bronze medals to play for with Zimbabwe needing a win over Botswana to ensure they take second place when they clash at the Luveve Stadium (kick-off 11h00).

Namibia will hope they slip up and can then get a win over the South Africans at the Barbourfields Stadium in a game that kicks-off at the same time.