Coach Ntombifuthi Khumalo Ecstatic after SA U15 Girls Win the CAF African Schools Football Champs

The South African U15 girls’ national team have beaten Morocco on penalties to win the CAF African Schools Football Championships, at a packed Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Friday, 24 May, 2024. All Photos: CAF Online on X

The South African U15 girls’ national team have beaten Morocco on penalties to win the CAF African Schools Football Championships, at a packed Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Friday, 24 May, 2024.

gsport Newsroom: From November 22, 2023

The team returned home with continental silverware on Saturday after their 4-3 win on penalties after the two sides ended regulation time with a goal apiece. 

Ahead of the final, a strong contest for a bronze medal took place which saw Uganda’s resilience in defeating hosts Tanzania in the girls’ third-place play-off.

Coach Ntombifuthi Khumalo said she couldn’t be prouder of her players: “I would like to extend my gratitude for the opportunity that allowed these young girls to be in a competition like this, which also helped us to discover such talent,” said the ecstatic coach.

“The girls showed that they can do so much more if they are given a platform like this to showcase their talent.”

SA U15 Head Coach, Ntombifuthi Khumalo

“I would like to thank SAFA, CAF, the Motsepe Foundation, the parents, the sponsors and our supporters back home. I would also like to thank the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, the Department of Basic Education and all the people who were involved in making sure that our kids participated in this tournament.”

“Everything went well, they are safe, happy and they are now CAF African Schools Football Championship champions.”

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan congratulated the team on their achievement and said they had made the country proud.

gsport Newsroom: From 19 October, 2020

The South African U15 girls’ national team follow in the footsteps of Banyana Banyana, who are the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations champions, and Mamelodi Sundowns, who are the CAF Women’s Champions League title holders.

CAF African Schools Football Championship Final Day Results on Friday, 24 May, 2024

Third Place Play-Off – Uganda 1 – 0 Tanzania

Final – Morocco (4) 1 – 1 (5) South Africa

Tournament Awards

Girls Fair Play Award – Gambia
Best Girls Goalkeeper – Sphumelele Zibula (South Africa)
Girls Top Scorer – Shadia Nabrye (Uganda) (3 Goals)
Best Girls Player – Meryem Oubella (Morocco)


Original Copy: SAFA, with editing by gsport

Photo Caption: The South African U15 girls’ national team have beaten Morocco on penalties to win the CAF African Schools Football Championships, at a packed Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Friday, 24 May, 2024. All Photos: CAF Online on X 

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