Posted: 11 April 2019
Amajita head coach Thabo Senong has confirmed a 26-man training squad to prepare for the upcoming 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.
After announcing a provisional 75-man squad boasting some of South Africa’s finest talents for the prestigious event, Senong has streamlined the selection.
With Amajita set to report for camp on April 17, before flying out to Saudi Arabia, the 26 players selected were based on fitness levels and availability from respective clubs.
“We intend to use these two friendly matches against Saudi Arabia to lay a solid tactical foundation of how we want the team to play, while also getting the needed information regarding the readiness of our squad,” Senong said.
“We will also spend a minimum of two weeks in Poland just to acclimatize to the weather conditions there, before we fly out to Ukraine for our lined friendly match against them.
He added on the selection: “We selected 26 players because some of our players are still nursing injuries while others will only join us later in Poland due to club commitments they have with their respective teams.”
Khulekani Kubheka (Cape Umoya), Kopano Thutsane (Orlando Pirates)
Thabo Maloisane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Njabulo Blom (Kaizer Chiefs), Keenan Phillips (Bidvest Wits), Nkanyiso Shinga (Vitoria Setubal), Fezile Gcaba (Pele Pele), Malebogo Modise (Mamelodi Sundowns), Givemore Khupe (Bidvest Wits), Keenan Abrahams (Ajax Cape Town City)
Jesse Donn (Ubuntu), Siphesihle Mkhize (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tashreeq Matthews (Utrecht), Luvuyo Phewa (Real Kings), Duncan Adonis (Cape Town City), Sphephelo Sithole (Belenenses), Promise Mkhuma (Mamelodi Sundowns), Leo Thetani (Ajax Amsterdam), Solomon Kunyedi (Bidvest Wits), Simphiwe Ncamane (TS Sporting), Luke Le Roux (Supersport United), Khanya Leshabela (Leicester City)
Bayanda Shanagase (AmaZulu), Thabiso Monyane (Orlando Pirates), Jermaine George (Cape Umoya), Muzomuhle Khanyi (Bidvest Wits)
Amajita are in Group F alongside Argentina, South Korea and Portugal for the showpiece that kicks off on 15 June.
Article by: Lorenz Kohler
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Author : Lorenz Kohler
Publish date : 2019-04-11 08:17:02