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Amajita coach Thabo Senong gathers Zambia intel ahead of U-20 AFCON

Posted: 11 February 2017 Time: 14:15

Amajita coach Thabo Senong says the friendly with AFCON U-20 hosts Zambia will provide insight ahead of their participation at the continental event, taking place from February 26 to March 12.

Amajita will play Zambia in Lusaka on Sunday at Nkoloma Stadium. Kick-off is at 15h00.

Senong anticipates a tough clash, but is confident it will be a fruitful exercise.

“We are still in our second phase of preparations for the AFCON, which starts soon, and we still have some areas to work on. We are very grateful for the opportunity to play this friendly as it will assist us a lot in building our tactics, along with ensuring that the players have an idea of some of the conditions they will exposed to,” said Senong.

Another key factor the South Africans are focusing on is fitness.

“We still have about two weeks before the tournament kicks off, and we are working on ensuring that the players are all on the same level of fitness and understanding the game plans we will have for Cameroon, Senegal and Sudan,” added Senong.

“The players will have to be very clinical in their set plays come Sunday afternoon. They will also have to respect the critical times of the game and be able to match the Zambians physically and mentally.”

Amajita will also play a friendly with Mali in Polokwane before competing at the U-20 AFCON.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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