SAFA : Amajita ready for Lesotho in second leg

SAFA : Amajita ready for Lesotho in second leg
South Africa players celebrate the winning goal scored by Nhlakanipho Ntuli of South Africa during the Cosafa u20 Youth Championship Group C game between Zambia and South Africa at Setsoto Stadium, Maseru in Lesotho on 7 December 2013 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

U20 South African national team coach Thabo Senong has announced the squad to take on Lesotho in the second leg of the 3rd and final round of the CAF African Youth championships qualifier.

South Africa players celebrate the winning goal scored by Nhlakanipho Ntuli of South Africa during the Cosafa u20 Youth Championship Group C game between Zambia and South Africa at Setsoto Stadium, Maseru in Lesotho on 7 December 2013 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
South Africa players celebrate the winning goal scored by Nhlakanipho Ntuli of South Africa during the Cosafa u20 Youth Championship Group C game between Zambia and South Africa at Setsoto Stadium, Maseru in Lesotho on 7 December 2013 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

The match will take place at Dr Petrus Molemela stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday, 23 July 2016 and kicks of at 15h00.

The coach has retained almost the entire team that won 2-0 away in Maseru and expects to finish the job on Saturday.

The eventual winner will qualify for the CAF Youth championships in Zambia next year with the best three teams on the continent qualifying for the FIFA World Cup in South Korea later in 2017.

“We are all excited about the progress and the idea of qualifying for the CAF championships and it is every player and coach’s dream of playing in major continental and global tournaments,” said coach Senong.

Senong said the Burger-King sponsored team was buzzing with confidence.

“The boys are looking sharp and we know Lesotho will not be a pushover but we need to be well prepared and I am confident we will deliver. Lesotho intent to spoil the party but if we play well, consolidate our position, keep the ball, work hard as a team and not getting too excited, we will make it.

“We need to protect our two goals we scored in the first leg and if we score an early goal, it will help us control the game without much pressure.”
MEN’S U20 NATIONAL TEAM LIST VS LESOTHO  
18 – 24 JULY 2016

NO.

PLAYER’S NAME

CLUB

                                                                      GOALKEEPERS:
1. Mondli MPOTO Supersport United FC
2. Sanele TSHABALALA Bidvest Wits FC
3. Darren JOHNSON Ajax Cape Town FC
                                   DEFENDERS:
4. Sirgio KAMMIES Ajax Cape Town FC
5. Reeve FROSLER Bidvest Wits FC
6. Athenkosi DLALA Supersport United FC
7. Katleho MOHAMME Supersport United FC
8. Zola JINGXI Amazulu FC
9. Kananelo MOTSOENENG School of Excellence
10. Thendo MUKUMELA Mamelodi Sundows FC
11. Shane SARALINA Ajax Cape Town FC
12. Tercious MALEPE Orlando Pirates FC
13. Riyaaz ISMAIL Supersport United
                                                                                    MIDFIELDERS:
14. Teboho MOKOENA Supersport United FC
15. Sydney MTSHWENI Supersport United FC
16. Sipho MBULE Harmony Academy
17. Sbongakonke MBATHA Bidvest Wits FC
18. Zama RAMBUWANE Supersport United FC
19. Tyrone MONDI UFS
20. Kamohelo SITHOLE Orlando Pirates FC
21. Kobamelo KODISANG Platinum Stars FC
22. Nelson MALULEKE Supersport United FC
23. Teboho QINISILE Bloemfontein Celtic
                                                                                   STRIKERS:
24. Liam JORDAN Bidvest Wits FC
25. Khanyisa MAYO Supersport United FC
26. Masilakhe PHOHLONGO Ajax Capetown FC
27. Keletso MAKGALWA Mamelodi Sundowns FC