18 December, 2017 |
Striker Lyle Foster scored in South Africa’s 2-1 win over Lesotho in the COSAFA Cup final played in Kitwe, Zambia on Saturday.
Foster, who didn’t play in the semi-final against Egypt due to injury, returned to the starting line-up for the final against neighbours Lesotho and he didn’t disappoint. The burly striker pounced to hand Amajita the lead with only three minutes into the game, with Thabo Senong’s men netted the second of the match on the stroke of half time courtesy of Mamelodi Sundowns’ Kamogelo Sambo.
Lesotho's consolation goal came on the hour mark through Rethabile Mokokoane’s long range strike.
Foster, who has been netting with regularity for the national team, returns to the Buccaneers where the Technical Team hopes his goal scoring form can rub off onto the first team.
“It's always good to represent your country and to do well, so I'm very proud of the team and my contribution towards that. However, the Amajita chapter is now behind me. My immediate focus is to get back to training with my club where I can compete for my place in the team. Obviously it won’t be easy as we have a lot of quality players but I am ready for the challenge and looking forward to fight for my place,” said the 17-year old.
The Buccaneers have struggled in front of goal this season and Saturday's loss to Free State Stars was evident of this fact.