Thabo Senong thrilled with Lesotho rout ahead of COSAFA U-20 Youth Championships
Posted: 27 November 2017 Time: 09:10
South Africa U-20 coach Thabo Senong says the 5-0 friendly win over Lesotho has raised their confidence heading into the COSAFA U-20 Youth Championships.
Amajita thumped their neighbours in Maseru on Sunday courtesy of goals from Patrick Maswanganyi, Katlego Ntsabeleng, Luvuyo Mkatshana, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Sifundo Sibiya.
“Once again we would love to thank the Lesotho Football Association for the friendly match as we are surely coming together as a unit. I am very happy with the boys' performance today, they are adapting very well to the tactical play we are implementing,” said Senong.
“It is also great for their confidence that they are scoring goals ahead of the tournament. We will conclude this past week’s camp and finalise our COSAFA squad during the week, before returning to camp for our last road of preparations before travelling to Zambia.”
Senong's side have been paired with North African guest nation Egypt, Mozambique and Mauritius in Group B of the COSAFA U-20 Youth Championships, taking place in Kitwe, Zambia from December 6 to 16.