Luther Singh convinced Amajita can topple Uruguay in FIFA U20 World Cup clash
Posted: 26 May 2017 Time: 11:43
Striker Luther Singh believes Amajita can beat South American giants Uruguay in their last group match in the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea.
The South Africa Under-20 side will play Uruguay at Incheon Stadium still searching for their first victory at the tournament, having lost to Japan and Italy in their opening two matches.
Singh, a player who finished as a top goalscorer at the CAF African Youth Championships in Zambia recently, is yet to get off the mark in Korea, but the game against Uruguay presents both him and Amajita the chance to open a positive bank account.
“There are many things that we have picked up about them [Uruguay] and we will work on them at training with the coach. I think they open up a lot at the back, they are not that organized as they are known for being defensive. With them opening up a lot of spaces, it will suit us very well with the type of players that we have and we will use those spaces to kill them,” said Singh.
After failing to score against Japan, where he missed some crucial chances, Singh was an improved player in the second game against Italy in Suwon. He even had a free-kick on target that was brilliantly pushed away for a corner by goalkeeper Andrea Zaccagno.
The Sporting Braga FC striker credits his team-mates for rallying behind him after the first game.
“All of us are like brothers now, some of us have been together since COSAFA, the AFCON and now it's the World Cup; so we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and that has been key to us in this camp. We take or give advice to one another, which makes things easier and that sort of brotherhood brings the best out of us,” added Singh.
Singh signed for Portuguese side Sporting Braga B side earlier this year and at the team hotel in Incheon, they are staying at the same hotel with Portugal, who are also still searching for their first win in this tournament. He was one of the stars for the Burger King sponsored South Africa U20 side in Zambia and came to the FIFA U20 World Cup carrying a lot of expectations on his shoulders.