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Under-20 squad announced for 8-Nations Tournament

Posted: 20 May 2012 Time: 11:36

Solly Luvhengo has announced a 25-member Under-20 squad to play in the 8-Nations tournament in Cape Town, including four overseas-based players.

The players are already in camp and will travel to Cape Town on Monday, May 21.

On Saturday, May 19, the team played a practice match against Vosloo Aces at Sinaba Stadium, winning 6-0.

"The team is slowly gelling well and I have seen they have the hunger, commitment and determination to do well in this tournament, Luvhengo says.

"We don't want to put them under pressure, but as hosts I believe we need to come out with a medal in the end."

South Africa is in Group A alongside Argentina, Nigeria and Ghana. Group B comprises Brazil, Cameroon, Kenya and Japan.

"This is a very important tournament and we need to give a very good showing because we are the hosts. It's been a long time since we last played a match but I believe my players will have enough in their reserves not to disappoint," the coach adds.

"The first match is crucial as it is the one that will give us direction and help us settle. A win will give us the confidence to tackle the entire tournament."

In their opening clash on Friday, May 25, South Africa face Argentina at Athlone Stadium.

Kick-off is at 6pm.

The second match is against Ghana at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, May 27, at 2pm, followed by an encounter with Nigeria on Tuesday, May 29, at Cape Town Stadium at 6pm.

The semi-finals will be played at Athlone Stadium on Friday, June 1, with the third place play-off and the final scheduled for Cape Town Stadium on June 3. The Under-20 squad

1 Brad Lee Wexler – Club Sporting Maritimo (Portugal) 2 Asive Langwe – Bidvest Wits 3 Daylon Appolis – Bidvest Wits 4 Jerry Mxabo – SuperSport United 5 Nkosingiphile Gumede – Golden Arrows 6 Lebo Ngubeni – University of Pretoria 7 Junior Sibande – University of Pretoria 8 Seun Ledwaba – Mamelodi Sundowns 9 Kwanda Mngonyama – Mamelodi Sundowns 10 Mbongeni Gumede – Sivutsa Stars 11 Kgosietsile Ntlhe – Peterborough United (ENG) 12 Ebrahim Seedat – Sporting Lokeren (BEL) 13 Ayanda Ndlovu – Maritzburg United 14 Andile Nqabeni – Thanda Royal Zulu 15 Nkululeko Tshangane – Kaizer Chiefs 16 Maselaelo Seanego – Kaizer Chiefs 17 Phakama Mngadi – Aspire Academy (Qatar) 18 Menzi Masuku – Mpumalanga Aces 19 Gershin Kock – Vasco da Gama 20 Snethemba Ngidi – SuperSport United 21 Gino Moeketsi – SuperSport United 22 Thabani Mthembu – Young Mates FC (KZN) 23 Siyabonga Thwala – AmaZulu 24 Miquel Nogueira – Jomo Cosmos 25 Cebo Meyiwa – SuperSport United

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Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 01:25 pm
Where are Pirates players omadala age cheating!!
Anonymous
posted: 01:57 pm
@rhee ukunya kwakho!
kweziMonti
posted: 02:30 pm
Its just unbelievable that Blackburn Rovers and many other teams that Play in the 1st division are no presented. What puzzles me is that most of the Premier League Players that represent this under 20 team dont even get game time yet their counter parts get game time week in week out.

Which brings me to the Next Question why PSL/SAFA came with the rule that says 1st division teams needs to have a mandatory number of under 23 players ....

I used to wonder why people are always attacking SAFA / PSL maybe now I understand.

All the best to the team.
Anonymous
posted: 05:38 pm
Philippi United won Bayhill Cup this year which is a springboard tournament for U/19. They beat my team Pirates here in CT in the final yet not even a single player features in this squad! Talk about morons mxim!
Anonymous
posted: 06:10 pm
@Mhlanga its bcz this is not under 19 its under 20 that's why
lmothibi
posted: 09:12 pm
luck Dr sokhela is cleaning age cheating problem if it wast'n that mayisa, jali, secowlela, domkat they will be under20 shuuuuuu!! mathata
Anonymous
posted: 09:35 pm
Where is tshepo liphoko from pirates?where is keegan dolly from ajax?where is mzeke from supersport?where is poloso from swallows?where is cwane from pirates?who is selecting the players?
Anonymous
posted: 07:05 am
I alwys hv faith in our young boys n i bliev dey wl brng us a medal
Anonymous
posted: 09:59 am
Go for it boys
Donald Duck
posted: 10:19 am
I see the age cheats from mayfair have been left out. it's a gud move, otherwise we would end up being disqualified..

And khosi development players are ther in the team for all the idiots who think our development is still closed...amen
zello
posted: 11:13 am
mbongeni gumede is on loan from orlando pirates
Anonymous
posted: 06:17 pm
Ure killing football safa select player who play in a castle league n vodacom league stop selecting bench warmers pls
KidKudu7
posted: 11:32 pm
Where are those under - 12 boys for the Mighty Buccaneers who won the Danone Cup some few years back, but hey, it's SAFA @ it once again.
KidKudu7
posted: 11:33 pm
Where are those under - 12 boys for the Mighty Buccaneers who won the Danone Cup some few years back, but hey, it's SAFA @ it once again.

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