8 January 2018 – The South African U-17 Men’s National Football team (Amajimbos) will start 2018 with a training camp ahead of what will be a busy year.
The National u17 team will be hoping to qualify for the 2019 CAF U-17 African Cup of Nations and 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. They will also be involved in the annual COSAFA Cup u17 tournament scheduled for Mauritius.
Head Coach Molefi Ntseki has picked a group of 36 players who have been under his radar for the past year and will hold a training camp which will run from 10-20 January 2018 in Johannesburg.
Ntseki says he was looking at securing a friendly match or two against a top African country ahead of this year’s heavy schedule.
Ntseki was hard at work in 2017, having participated in the year’s edition of the COSAFA U-17 Youth Championships, a camp in December and conducting Coaching Courses around the country.
“We have picked a good mixture of the u17 squad comprising players from various academies and High Schools around the country.
“Some of these players have already earned their first few international caps; after participating in the COSAFA Youth Championships in Mauritius last year, and a few others in Lesotho last year.
“I believe that with time and many camps we can put together a great squad for the development of South African football. We have a talented bunch of 2002-born players and a new generation which has the potential to bring something new to our football,” said Ntseki.
|1.||Constandino Christodoulou||Gk||Maritzburg United||KZN|
|2.||Thabang Maema||Gk||School of Excellence||Gauteng|
|3.||Lesedi Mokwena||Gk||Brebner High||Free State|
|4.||Lebohang Nthene||GK||Louis Botha||Free State|
|5.||Parsley Fielies||LB||Bastiaanse||Northern Cape|
|6.||Bryn Deeley||LB||Black Aces||Gauteng|
|7.||Hendrik Scheepers||LB||Grey College||Free State|
|8.||Bongolwethu Siyasi||RB||Ajax Cape Town||Western Cape|
|9..||Monray Marais||RB||School of Excellence||Gauteng|
|10.||Sanele Zwane||R Winger||KZN academy||KZN|
|11.||Leronti Tsotetsi||RB||Kaizer Chiefs||Gauteng|
|12.||Leorando Rooi||CB||School of Excellence||Gauteng|
|13.||Rivaldo Present||CB||Fish Hoek Academy||Western Cape|
|14.||Mihlali Damesi||CB||Charles Morgan||Eastern Cape|
|15.||Nelson Ralenkwane||CB||Navalsig High||Free State|
|16.||Athenkosi Mcaba||CB||Bidvest Wits||Gauteng|
|17.||Vusimusi Plamana||CM||Fish Hoek Academy||Western Cape|
|18.||Cade Erickson||CM||Ajax Cape Town||Cape Town|
|19.||Storm Jonas||CM||Bidvest Wits||Gauteng|
|20.||Ofentse Mpiwa||CM||Grey College||Free State|
|21||Junior Netshikule||CM||Northern Academy||Limpopo|
|22||Dante Brown||CAM||Ajax Cape Town||Western Cape|
|23.||Mehluleli Maphumulo||CAM||Kaizer Chiefs||Gauteng|
|24.||Thato Matli||CAM||Mamelodi Sundowns||Gauteng|
|25.||Mohammed Shahabodien||CAM||Africa Sport Academy||Gauteng|
|26.||Thando Buthelezi||CAM||Mamelodi Sundowns||Gauteng|
|27.||James Mcfarlane||WRM||Kaizer Chiefs||Gauteng|
|28.||Jean Pierre||WRM||Ajax Cape Town||Western Cape|
|29.||Rorisang Khosa||WRM||Mamelodi Sundowns||Gauteng|
|30.||Lutho Maneli||WLM||Grey College||Free State|
|31.||Andile Simelane||WLM||Bidvest Wits||Gauteng|
|32.||Lulama Nxumalo||WLM||Mamelodi Sundowns||Gauteng|
|33.||Motlhalosi Nare||Striker||Black Aces||Gauteng|
|34.||Boitumelo Radiopane||Striker||School of Excellence||Gauteng|
|36||Mthokozisi Balakasi||Striker||Kaizer Chiefs||Gauteng|