Pirates star Foster's brace inspires Amajita to Cosafa Cup triumph

07 December 2017 - 17:27 By Marc Strydom
Lyle Foster of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City FC at FNB Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lyle Foster of Orlando Pirates during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City FC at FNB Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Image: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

Orlando Pirates striker Lyle Foster came off the bench to score a second-half brace that saw Amajita edge Mauritius 2-0 in their opening game of the 2017 Under-20 Cosafa Cup at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe‚ Zambia on Thursday.

Seventeen-year-old striking prospect Foster was brought on by coach Thabo Senong with the scores goalless at half time in the second match played in Group B.

He made a big impact‚ scoring two beautiful goals‚ the first in the 73rd minute‚ then adding a second five minutes into optional added time.

The winners of the three four-team groups and one best runner-up progress to the semifinals.

South Africa’s Under-20s‚ finalists last year where they lost 2-1 against Zambia‚ have been drawn with guest team Egypt‚ Mozambique and Mauritius in this year’s competition.

Amajita meet Mozambique next‚ on Saturday. Egypt beat Mozambique 1-0 in the Group B opener on Wednesday.


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