Matthews pleased with Volschenk’s call-up
Posted: 21 November 2007 Time: 1:14 pm
Roy Matthews, head of the Jomo Cosmos Academy, says he is delighted that recently promoted development player Ashley Volschenk has been selected to represent South Africa in the Cosafa Under-20 tournament early in December.
“That’s wonderful news,” the shrewd youth mentor told Ezenkosi fans on the club’s website.
“There are quite a few others who should have made the team and we hope they also get to be given a chance to show what they can do. We can only wish Ashley the best and that he and the others represent the country well.”
Amajita coach Serame Letsoaka, in naming the team that will take part in the youth tournament, to be held in Mpumalanga Province from December 2-10, said he hoped that the young players selected would ensure that the Cosafa Cup remains at home.
During the tournament Amajita, who are the defending champions, will lock horns with countries such as Lesotho, Botswana and Mauritius in the group stages.
Goalkeepers: Siyabonga Mngoma (Durban Stars) and Jackson Mabokgwane (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Defenders: Tshepo Gumede (Royal Coastal FC), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Moroka Swallows), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Ajax Cape Town), Sicelo Buthelezi (Platinum Stars) and Ashley Volschenk (Jomo Cosmos)
Midfielders: Michael Nkambule (Strasbourg FC), Bongani Thwala (Benoni Premier FC), Sifiso Myeni (Swallows), Bongani Sondhlane (Kaizer Chiefs), Oupa Manyisa (Africa Sports), Thulani Serero (Ajax CT), Philani Khwela (Supersport United), Thulani Lukhele (Orlando Pirates) and Wayne Matle (Chiefs).
Strikers: Thulani Ngcephe (Swallows), Dominic Mateba (Pirates) and Kermit Erusmus (Supersport United).