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.
|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|