Mozambique started their Cosafa Under-20 Championship with a 1-0 win over Lesotho on Thursday, December 3 2020, in South Africa.

Simon Cipriano scored the only goal of the match in the 34th minute at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

As we went to press, South Africa were meeting Zimbabwe in another group A contest.

Group B contains Malawi, Comoros, Namibia and defending champions Zambia, while Group C has Angola, Eswatini and Botswana.

Finalists for the Cosafa Championship will earn a ticket to Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Mauritania next year.

From there, the top four sides in Mauritania will clinch a berth at the 2021 Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia.

The overall best team in each team will qualify for the semi-finals while being joined by the best runner-up.

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