Amajita squad for U-20 AFCON
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.”
1. Sanele Tshabalala Bidvest Wits F.C (RSA)
2. Mondli Mpoto SuperSport United F.C (RSA)
3. Khulekani Kubheka Mamelodi Sundowns F.C (RSA)
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)
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)
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)