Amajimbos targeting Knockout stages at the Under 17 World Cup
Amajimbos left for the Under 17 World Cup in Chile with a full strength squad.
Under the guidance of Coach Molefe Ntsiki, the under 17 squad will be looking to reach the knockout stages of the tournament even thou they are making their debut. Before departing to Chile, Amajimbos played Chile in Cape Town where they lost 1-0.
Former Maritzburg United Coach Mandla Ncikazi left with the team after he was added to the technical team as an observer. He will work closely with Video analyst in relation to analysing out opponents.
Ncikazi is not new to the national team structures as he was part of the technical team of Woman Under 20.
Amajimbos are in group E with Costa Rica, Korea DPR and Russia
Goalkeepers: Mondli Mpoto (SuperSport Academy); Sanele Tshabalala (Bidvest Wits Academy); Walter Kubheka (Mamelodi Sundowns Academy)
Defenders: Notha Ngcobo, Thendo Mukumela (both Mamelodi Sundowns Academy); Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits Academy); Keanu Cupido (Diambars Academy); Katlego Mohamme (SuperSport United Academy); Riyaaz Ismail (Hellenic)
Midfielders: Athenkosi Dlala, Nelson Maluleke, Simon Nqoi (all SuperSport United Academy); Sphephelo Sithole (KZN Academy); Wiseman Meyiwa (Kaizer Chiefs Academy); Sibongakonke Mbatha (School of Excellence); Tebogo Qinisile (Bloemfontein Celtic); Kobamelo Kodisang (Platinum Stars Academy)
Strikers: Khanyisa Mayo (SuperSport United Academy); Luvuyo Mkatshana (Bidvest Wits Academy); Vuyo Mantjie (Harmony Academy); Dylan Stoffels (AmaZulu Academy)