1 May 2017 – South Africa’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, His Excellency Bruce Koloane, paid a courtesy visit to the Amajita squad at their training base camp in Zeist, Netherlands.
Ambassador Koloane met the team shortly before their departure to Zwolle where they will play two practice matches in preparation for the 2017 FIFA u20 World Cup set to start later this month.
“You all have great leadership around you and the world is your oyster. However; it is important to be able to ask for help when it is needed. All of you clearly, by virtue of being part of this group, have great potential and I believe SAFA and government will do anything humanly possible to assist you reach your full potential,” said Ambassador Koloane.
“As Ambassadors, we don’t see footballers as merely that, but we see you as true ambassadors of our country and it warms my heart to be in the same room as representatives of my home nation. I have met the likes of Malebogo Modise and Keletso Makgalwa here in Europe a few weeks ago with the Mamelodi Sundowns Multi Choice Diski team. I also hosted Golden Arrows last year for the same event.”
Ambassador Koloane played a huge role in assisting Bafana Bafana midfielder, Kamohelo Mokotjo, to reacquire his South African citizenship so he could play for the his country again.
Amajita face an Amsterdam Select squad on Monday night (1 May 2017) at 20h00 in Amsterdam. Their third and final practice match in Europe will be against PEC Zwolle on Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 6pm in Zwolle.
The clashes kickoff at 20h00 and 18h00 respectively.
The South Africans return home on Thursday, 4 May and are expected to land at OR Tambo international Airport.