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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Serengeti Boys Coach Eyes Finals Despite Tricky South Africa Test

Serengeti Boys: The light at the end of tunnel 

His confidence stems from the manner in which the Tanzanian Under-17 teams annihilated Seychelles over the two legs to progress to the second round of the qualifiers.
Tanzania advanced to the second round whose finals will be held in Madagascar in style, recording a goal aggregate of 9-0.
The Tanzanian boys, who had competed at the AIIF Cup in India prior to the AYC qualifiers, won the first leg 3-0 at the National Stadium before completing the job with a 6-0 win in victoria on Saturday.
But they will have to do it the hard way if they are to qualify for the prestigious finals, coming up against the runners-up of the 2015 edition, South Africa, next month.
Should they see off mighty South Africans, they will face either Namibia or Congo in the third round, which will take place in September.
"We have a good team that can spring some surprises on the continent. We had a praiseworthy participation at the AIIF Cup and now the boys have shown what they can do in the AYC qualifiers," said Shime.
"Our next task is to prepare properly in order to eliminate South African. We have the quality to send them crashing out even though this will be the trickiest assignment compared to the third round.
"However, judging by the strength of this team, I have good feeling that we will dump the South Africans and march on to achieve our goal."
Serengeti Boys were dumped out of the 2015 qualifiers by South Africa on a 4-0 goal aggregate.
The tournament will also act as a qualifier to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be held in India in September.
The top four nations will seal their places in India next year.

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