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Solly Luvhengo appeals for support for future Bafana stars in African Youth Championship qualifier against Nigeria

Posted: 20 September 2012 Time: 11:38

Amajita coach Solly Luvhengo says he is confident ahead the AYC qualifier, but says it will be embarrassing to play in a home stadium 'full of Nigerians'.

The national Under-20s play the Flying Eagles in the first leg of the qualifier tomorrow (Friday) at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Kick-off is 7pm.

Luvhengo says his charges are physically and psychologically ready to take on the current AYC Champions.

Both teams will complete their preparations this evening with their final training sessions at the match venue.

Luvhengo says Amajita are in high spirits, with all the players very much aware of the mammoth task ahead.

"The mood is positive, the players want this win very much and I have no doubt they will give their all to get it.

"Our job is to put them in the right frame of mind, and the rest is in their hands. It will be important for us to score and not concede.

"We will be very attack-minded when we play this match, and have no intention of defending because we are looking for a win."

Luvhengo has also pleaded for support from the nation: "These are our future Bafana Bafana stars and they need all the support they can get to overcome their opponents.

"I am making a plea to the fans to come in big numbers to support the youngsters because it would be very embarrassing to play at home in a stadium full of Nigerians."

Previous comments on this story...

Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 11:45 am
You are right that our boys must be supported but wrong on your assertion that they will be BB players. GI will never select a player from the under 20's (a trend done all over), they will need to be 30 before he thinks of selecting them to the national team.
posted: 11:53 am

Solly Luvhengo: why are u not part of Gordons technical team? just a question.

Mgugudi is so spot on, we will support these boys since they stil play the kind of SA style we would like to associate with.

Dont make a plea to the fans, play psychological games, take the game to a smaller stadium like Sinaba, Thokoza or Voslorus.
posted: 11:58 am
mxxxxm! where the is no even a single player 4rm KZN only gauteng base players are selected
posted: 12:14 pm
Asive Langwe is a star in the making. It's just a pity that Wits have decided to employ a coach that doesn't believe in youngsters
posted: 01:42 pm
Just say Kaizer Chiefs supporters come and support the team, we know without Chiefs supporters the stadium will be empty.
posted: 02:40 pm
@ Mgugudi Nyaope Adict, which of the last five bafana coaches have selected so many youngstars? Kgosike Ntle (18) Thulani Serero (21) George Maluleke (21) Erick Matoho (21) Kamohelo Mokotjo (20) Tukelo Rantie (21) even Jomo Sono cannot better this.
posted: 02:54 pm
Relax guys, the article says "future Bafana stars", they might not be part of BB at the moment but the ones that are good enough will be invited in the future.
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 03:30 pm
Is Tso Vilakazi on the line up? How about Ace Manyisa? Lucky Lekgwathi yena? Phela these guys grow young. We all know Lucky Lekgwathi is same age with former president Thabo Mbeki.
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