The South African Under-17 Men’s National Team to play in Namibia
Posted: 3 April 2012 Time: 3:24 pm
The South African Under-17 Men’s National Team will play in a Four Nations tournament from April 5-9 in Namibia.
Amajimbos assembled for camp today to prepare for the event. Twenty players have been invited to camp. This is the third time the South African’s have been invited to this tournament, and they will use it to prepare for the upcoming African Under-17 Championship qualifiers which are scheduled to begin in October this year. The three other countries taking part in the Four-Nation tournament are the hosts Namibia, Westphalia (a region within Germany) and Zambia. The Amajimbos squad will be without several players from Ajax Cape Town as they are in Amsterdam taking part in the AegonFuture Cup. Safa Technical Director, Serame Letsoaka believes this will be a good exercise for the U-17 squad as they gear up for the African U-17 Championship qualifiers and give them an opportunity to see the players they will be working with. “This Four Nations tournament is a good exercise for the U-17 squad and will give us a good head start ahead of the African U-17 Championship qualifiers to take place later this year. I believe this is also an opportunity for the team to get to know each other better, especially in a match situation. We need to give this team as many games as possible before the qualifiers begin,” said Letsoaka. Amajimbos depart for Namibia on April 4.