12 January 2018 – The South African U17 Men’s national team (Amajimbos),  reported for their first training camp of 2018 and held their first training session on Thursday, 11 January at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus in Johannesburg.

A total of 36 players reported for camp and will be train for what promises to be a fruitful year for the development side. The team will play a few practise matches throughout the camp and travel to Swaziland next week; where they play two international practise matches on Thursday, 18 January and Saturday, 20 January.

Amajimbos are looking to build a strong squad in preparation for the 2018 COSAFA Youth Championships, CAF U17 African Cup of Nations and the hope of qualifying for the 2019 FIFA World Cup.

Ntseki is thrilled at the prospects of building a new generation of players as the South African Football Association (SAFA) continues to tick off many of their Vision 2022 strategy.

“This group of players is exciting and this is going to be a very interesting year for us all. Over the past few years these players have watched the generation before them excel at both U-17 and U-20 level, so they too believe that something great can come from being part of the national team;”said Ntseki.


Full squad:

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
35. Olefile Ramatlo Striker Meadowlands Gauteng
36 Mthokozisi Balakasi Striker Kaizer Chiefs Gauteng