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Thabo Senong names Amajita squad for U-20 African Cup of Nations in Zambia

Posted: 20 February 2017 Time: 14:31

Amajita coach Thabo Senong has named his 21-man squad for the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, taking place in Zambia from February 26 to March 12.

Bidvest Wits star Phakamani Mahlambi, Ajax Cape Town rookie Grant Margeman and Portugal-based duo Luther Singh and Liam Jordan have been included in Senong's final selection.

Amajita are in Group B, alongside Senegal, Cameroon and Sudan. They play their games in Ndola while Group A, whose games will take place in Lusaka, consists of Zambia, Egypt, Mali and Guinea.

The top four finishers at the tournament will automatically qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, scheduled for South Korea from May 20 to June 11.

“We are going to a tough tournament so it is imperative that we take our strongest players. We have managed to assess the players in the matches against Zambia last week and Mali on Sunday and this is our final squad and I am happy with it,” said Senong.

“They [players] understand what is expected of them in the tournament and we have set objectives for this team. We are happy that the players have experience with some coming from the U-17 national set-up, some from the COSAFA Cup played last year and others from the U-23 set-up. Therefore we are confident going into the tournament.”

SQUAD:
 
GOALKEEPERS:
1.    Sanele Tshabalala    Bidvest Wits F.C (RSA)
2.    Mondli Mpoto     SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
3.    Khulekani Kubheka     Mamelodi Sundowns F.C  (RSA)
DEFENDERS
4.    Notha Nature Ngcobo    Mamelodi Sundowns F.C  (RSA)
5.    Repo Tercious Malepe    Orlando Pirates F.C (RSA)
6.    Aghmat Ridhaa Ceres    Ajax Cape Town F.C (RSA)
7.    Siyabonga Ngezana    Kaizer Chiefs F.C (RSA)
8.    Katlego Mohamme    SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
9.    Sandile Mthethwa    Orlando Pirates F.C (RSA)
10.    Thendo Mukumela    Mamelodi Sundowns F.C  (RSA)
MIDFIELDERS:
11.    Teboho Mokoena    SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
12.    Sipho Percevale Mbule    Orlando Pirates F.C (RSA)
13.    Wiseman Meyiwa               Kaizer Chiefs F.C (RSA)
14.    Phakamani Mahlambi    Bidvest Wits F.C (RSA)
15.    Sibongakonke Ntuthuko Mbatha    Bidvest Wits F.C (RSA)
16.    Kobamelo Kodisang    Platinum Stars F.C (RSA)
17.    Grant Margeman    Ajax Cape Town F.C (RSA)
STRIKERS:
18.    Itumeleng Shopane    Kaizer Chiefs F.C (RSA)
19.    Khanyisa Erick  Mayo    SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
20.    Liam Jonathan Jordan    Sporting CP (Portugal)
21.    Luther Singh    Sporting Braga B (Portugal)

Article by: Staff Reporter
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