The national youth soccer team, Ngorongoro Heroes, were sent packing when Ivory Coast forced them into a 1-1 draw in an African Under-20 youth championship, return leg match played at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday. The visitors scored first in the 44th minute through their striker Diomande Vamouti before Salum Aboubakar levelled for the home side seven minutes later.
The West African lads advanced with a 2-1 aggregate as they won the first leg match in Abidjan played on their soil about two weeks ago.
Heroes, trained by Rodrigo Stockler, suffered a blow when Kelvin Chale was sent off for the second bookable offence.
Tanzania’s Under-20 who needed just a 2-0 win to advance in yesterday’s game, were back in the race after serving a three-year ban imposed on them by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) for fielding over-aged Nurdin Bakari in the championship some years ago.