Mozambique eye COSAFA quarter-finals

Mozambique eye COSAFA quarter-finals
Joao Simango of Mozambique challenged by Bertrand Esther of Seychelles during the Cosafa Castle Cup match between Seychelles and Mozambique at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on 28 June 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jun 29, 2017. 08:30

Mozambique and Madagascar will clash in the 2017 COSAFA Cup Group B match at the Moruleng Stadium in Moruleng, South Africa on Friday.

Kick-off is at 17h00 CAT.

The Black Mambas are coming off a 2-1 victory over Seychelles in their previous group match which was played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday.

The victory took Mozambique to third spot on the Group B standings with three points. They are only a point behind group leaders Zimbabwe.

Abel Xavier's side will look to Telinho, whose full name is Stello Marcelino Ernesto. The lively winger scored against Seychelles.

Meanwhile, Madagascar managed to hold Zimbabwe to a goalless stalemate in their previous group match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday.

The draw sees Barea placed second on the Group B standings with four points. They are only behind group leaders Zimbabwe on goal difference.

Rinjala Raherinaivo, who scored during Madagascar's 2-0 win over Seychelles, will look to inspire Auguste Raux's side to victory over Mozambique.

The winner between Mozambique and Madagascar is likely to advance to the quarter-finals if the other result between Zimbabwe and Seychelles go their way.

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