South Africa reached the third round after defeating Namibia 2-0 on aggregate, while Lesotho disposed of Mozambique in a 2-1 aggregate victory.
Head coach of South Africa, Thabo Senong, has selected 23 players to do national duty.
“We are excited about being back in camp and we are looking forward to the tie against Lesotho on the weekend,” he said. “The sole focus this week is converting our chances because we missed many of them in our previous games. In future matches, this could lead to our downfall if we don’t rectify it now.
“At this level if you don’t bury your chances you will be punished. And also it is important that players get used to scoring at this age so that when they progress to higher national teams it becomes routine.
“Another challenge is that at this time of the year it is winter in the southern hemisphere, but colder in Lesotho where it sometimes reaches freezing point, so we have to prepare our boys for the conditions we might come across in Maseru – so they have to be ready mentally.”
The squad is holding their training sessions at the Nike Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto, before departing for Lesotho on Thursday, 7 July.
The match takes place on Sunday, 10 July at the Setsoto Stadium in the capital Maseru.
Kickoff is at 15h00.
U-20 squad for qualifier against Lesotho:
1. Mondli MPOTO SuperSport United Academy
2. Sanele TSHABALALA Bidvest Wits Academy
3. Darren JOHNSON Ajax Cape Town FC
4. Sirgio KAMMIES Ajax Cape Town FC
5. Reeve FROSLER Bidvest Wits Academy
6. Thendo MUKUMELA Mamelodi Sundowns Academy
7. Shane SARALINA Ajax Cape Town FC
8. Tercious MALEPE Orlando Pirates FC
9. Katlego MOHAMME SuperSport United Academy
10. Kanelelo MOTSOENENG School of Excellence
11. Teboho MOKOENA SuperSport United Academy
12. Sipho MBULE Harmony Academy
13. Sydney MTSHWENI SuperSport United Academy
14. Nelson MALULEKE SuperSport United Academy
15. Sibongakonke MBATHA Bidvest Wits FC
16. Masilakhe PHOHLONGO Ajax Cape Town FC
17. Kobamelo KODISANG Platinum Stars FC
18. Kamohelo SITHOLE Orlando Pirates Academy
19. Zama RAMBUWANE SuperSport United FC
20. Liam JORDAN Bidvest Wits FC
21. Fagrie LAKAY SuperSport United FC
22. Luvuyo MKATSHANA Bidvest Wits Academy
23. Kelesto MAKGALWA Mamelodi Sundowns Academy