One goal midway through the first half was enough to see the South African Men’s Under-17 National Team (Amajimbos) end their tour of Lesotho and Botswana with four victories in four games.
Amajimbos saw off a spirited Lesotho at Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho on Sunday, 13 July – their second victory against the host nation. South Africa beat Lesotho 2-0 on Thursday at Mafeteng Stadium.
This was the last match before Amajimbos head off to Tanzania on Tuesday (15 July) for a 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier that will take place on Friday, 18 July.
Lesotho started the better of the two sides but it was the visitors who took the lead in the 23rd minute through Vuyo Mkatshana.
Amajimbos could have increased their lead in the 41st minute but the upright denied Mkatshana with the Lesotho goalkeeper, Ramalefane Monaheng well beaten.
South Africa looked the better of the two sides in the second stanza, enjoying a lot of ball possession but they missed some chances to add on to their odd goal.
Later on Sunday (13 July) coach Molefi Ntseki was going to announce the 18 players that will be travelling to Tanzania.
This is how they lined up:
Lesotho U17: Ramalefane Monaheng (GK), Matlopong Seana, Moalosi Mosoeu, Katlego Tatai, Mokokoane Rethabile (c), Thulo Kamohelo, Boseka Motlatsi, Toloane Tsepo, Makhomo Napo, Mohapi Bonang, Thetsane Lesia
Subs: Phatela Khaya (GK), Nkune Tom, Mphosi Thabo, Moebo Moloantoa, Mokhachane Neo, Mokoena Thaane, Ramanki Hlompho, Tsakoa Liteboho
South Africa U17: 16-Mondli Mpoto (GK) (c), 2-Simon Nqoi, 10-Notha Ngcobo, 4-Katlego Mohamme, 15-Keanu Cupido, 6-Athenkosi Dlala (Tshepiso Mahlangu), 7-Vuyo Mantjie (Charles Baloyi), 19-Samuel Nkomo (Thendo Mukumela), 17-Khanyisa Mayo (Edwin Sekhwama) 9-Vuyo Mkatshana, 18-Benedict Matlawe (Felix Noge, replaced injured) (Thato Ramogogodi)
Subs: 1-Mxolisi Skei, 11-Felix Noge, 20-Charles Baloyi, 3-Thendo Mukumela, 13-Tshepiso Mahlangu, 14-Thato Ramogogodi, 12-Edwin Sekhwama
Not in match day squad: Sanele Tshabalala, Nelson Maluleka, Sibongakonke Mbatha, Thato Pheleu, Kananelo Motsoeneng.
Source : South African Football Association