Amajimbos regroup for Mali clash

Amajimbos regroup for Mali clash

The National U/17 Men’s Team (Amajimbos) are back in camp as they prepare for a friendly match against Mali scheduled for Sunday at Mbombela Stadium. Kick-off is at 12:30.

The team reported for camp last night in preparation for another clash against Les Aigles (The Eagles) of Mali. The match will be a curtain-raiser for the international clash between Bafana Bafana and Nigeria at the Mbombela Stadium.

Amajimbos had a training session in the morning in a wet Johannesburg before departing for Mbombela this afternoon.

“We played Mali in two matches at the African Championships and finished second to them in the final. We learnt a lot from them in those two matches and we wish to build on that experience as we start our preparations for the 2015 FIFA U/17 World Cup in Chile later this year,” said coach Molefi Ntseki.

The Amajimbos coach also added that it was not possible to call up all the players who recently featured in the CAF Under-17 African Youth championship. But the coach nevertheless saw this as an opportunity rather than an impediment.

“We have only managed to call up eleven players from the silver medalists team that played at the African Championships, this is because other academies are participating in the Future Champions tournament currently taking place at the Nike Football Centre. This in an opportunity for us to grow the squad and give other players a taste of international experience as part of the journey to Chile,” said Ntseki.


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