Solly Luvhengo appeals for support for future Bafana stars in African Youth Championship qualifier against Nigeria
Posted: 20 September 2012 Time: 11:38 am
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."