South African National u20 head coach Thabo Senong has named his 21-man squad for the 2017 CAF u20 Afcon tournament that will take place in Zambia from 26 February 2017 – 12 March 2017.
With less than 10 days to go before the kick off, Senong said his Amajita side has what it takes to take Africa by storm.
Amajita are in Group B, alongside Senegal, Cameroon and Sudan. They play their games in Ndola while Group A whose games will take place in Lusaka, consists of tournament hosts Zambia, Egypt, Mali and Guinea. Four top teams from the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2017 Fifa U20 World Cup which will take place in South Korea from 20 May – 11 June 2017.
“We are going to a tough tournament so it is imperative that we take our strongest players. We have managed to assess the players in the matches against Zambia last week and Mali on Sunday and this is our final squad and I am happy with it.
“They (players) understand what is expected of them in the tournament and we have set objectives for this team. We are happy that the players have experience with some coming from the U17 national set up, some from the COSAFA Cup played last year and others from the U23 set up; therefore we are confident going into the tournament,” said Senong.
Sanele Tshabalala Bidvest Wits F.C (RSA)
Mondli Mpoto SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
Khulekani Kubheka Mamelodi Sundowns F.C (RSA)
Notha Ngcobo Mamelodi Sundowns F.C (RSA)
Tercious Malepe Orlando Pirates F.C (RSA)
Aghmat Ceres Ajax Cape Town F.C (RSA)
Siyabonga Ngezana Kaizer Chiefs F.C (RSA)
Katlego Mohamme SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
Sandile Mthethwa Orlando Pirates F.C (RSA)
Thendo Mukumela Mamelodi Sundowns F.C (RSA)
Teboho Mokoena SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
Sipho Mbule Orlando Pirates F.C (RSA)
Wiseman Meyiwa Kaizer Chiefs F.C (RSA)
Phakamani Mahlambi Bidvest Wits F.C (RSA)
Sibongakonke Mbatha Bidvest Wits F.C (RSA)
Kobamelo Kodisang Platinum Stars F.C (RSA)
Grant Margeman Ajax Cape Town F.C (RSA)
Itumeleng Shopane Kaizer Chiefs F.C (RSA)
Khanyisa Mayo SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
Liam Jordan Sporting CP (Portugal)
Luther Singh Sporting Braga B (Portugal)