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The final day of the CANA Zone IV Junior Water Polo Championships

Durban, Sunday, 11th March 2018 - The CANA Zone IV Junior Water Polo Championships concluded in Durban today, with the South African men’s U18 team adding their name to the 4th FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships qualification list.
The final day of the CANA Zone IV Junior Water Polo Championships

CANA Zone IV Championships 2018

They finished second behind Egypt after a powerful win against Zimbabwe in their final match, scoring 10 goals to Zimbabwe’s 2.

Both the men’s and ladies’ qualification to the World Junior Water Polo Championships are subject to final approval from FINA, with the men’s competition to be held in Szombathely in Hungary from 11th to 19th August, while the women’s event will take place in Belgrade, Serbia from 27th August to 2nd September 2018.

It was a South African battle in the CANA Championships men’s final, with the U17 side taking the honours and claiming the gold medal, netting 9 goals to the 4 goals scored by their U16 opponents.

In the ladies’ CANA Championships final, the Zimbabwe U18A side came out on top, winning the gold medal from South Africa’s U17 team by 7 goals to 3, while the Zimbabwean U18B team walked away with the bronze after beating South Africa’s U16 team by 7 goals to 2.

RESULTS DAY 01:

Egypt U18 11 vs South Africa U18 3 (Men’s Qualifying event)

South Africa U16 2 vs Zimbabwe U18 15 (Women – CANA Championship game)

RESULTS DAY 02:

11h00 – Zimbabwe U18 4 vs Egypt U18 26 (Men’s Qualifying event)

12h00 – South Africa U17 10 vs Zimbabwe U18 13 (Women – CANA Championships)

17h00 – Zimbabwe U18 7 vs South Africa U18 20 (Women’s Qualifying event)

19h00 – South Africa U18 13 vs Zimbabwe U18 6 (Men’s Qualifying event)

RESULTS DAY 03:

08h00 - Zimbabwe U18 4 vs Egypt U18 22 (Men’s Qualifying event)

09h30 – South Africa U16 1 vs South Africa U17 7 (Men - CANA Championships)

12h30 - South Africa U18 15 vs Zimbabwe U18 2 (Men’s Qualifying event)

14h30 – South Africa U17 23 vs Zimbabwe U18B 2 (Men – CANA Championships)

16h00 – Zimbabwe U18B 16 vs South Africa U16 5 (Women – CANA Championships)

17h30 - South Africa U18 9 vs Zimbabwe U18 5 (Women’s Qualifying event)

19h00 – Egypt U18 4 vs South Africa U18 4 (Men’s Qualifying event)

RESULTS DAY 04:

09h30 - Zimbabwe U18 6 vs Egypt U18 16 (Men’s Qualifying event)

11h00 – South Africa U16 4 vs South Africa U17 11 (Women – CANA Championships)

12h30 – Zimbabwe U18A 8 vs Zimbabwe U18B 6 (Women – CANA Championships)

14h30 – Zimbabwe U18B 2 vs South Africa U16 5 (Men – CANA Championships)

16h00 – South Africa U17 9 vs Zimbabwe U18B 3 (Women – CANA Championships)

17h30 – South Africa U18 20 vs Zimbabwe U18A 5 (Women’s Qualifying event)

19h00 - Egypt U18 6 vs South Africa U18 6 (Men’s Qualifying event)

RESULTS DAY 05:

09h15 - South Africa U18 10 vs Zimbabwe U18A 2 (Men’s Qualifying event)

10h45 – South Africa U16 2 vs Zimbabwe U18B 7 (CANA Women’s Bronze)

12h00 – Zimbabwe U18A 7 vs South Africa U17 3 (CANA Women’s Final)

13h30 – South Africa U17 9 vs South Africa U16 4 (CANA Men’s Final)

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