Amajimbos head for camp


Moloi’s Amajimbos side lost 4-2 on penalties to Zimbabwe in the Cosafa Under-17 finals in Namibia in December last year, and already he has started the rebuilding process.

Amajimbos will set up camp at Milpark in Johannesburg from January 28 in preparation for an international friendly against neighbours Lesotho in Maseru on February 2.

Moloi’s tactical and physical preparation of the team will be held at the Safa Simba Development Centre in Pimville-Soweto. He says he has assembled a team comprising of players who participated in Namibia and the ones he selected from the SAFA Provincial teams.

“My objective is to blend the players into a competitive force, to keep them active throughout the year and make them ready for continental and World Youth Championships,” Moloi says.

He was also quick to allay fears that a busy program is likely to affect the players’ education.

“We take the players’ education seriously and that’s the official position of Safa. Our plan is to keep the players for three to four days in camp to avoid disrupting their schooling.”

Safa CEO Raymond Hack says the Association is embarking on a repositioning strategy to assist junior teams to perform competitively in international tournaments.