14 July 2018 –Burger-King Sponsored South Africa’s national Under-20 (Amajita) held their final training session this afternoon at the match venue, Moruleng Stadium, leading up to their Sunday’s 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations first leg third round qualifier clash against Malawi.
Amajita coach Thabo Senong said he was very pleased with how the session went and that he had all the confidence in the world that his charges would perform to their very best on match day.
Winners of this two legged final round will automatically qualify for next year’ Africa Cup of Nations biennial showpiece set to take in Niger, where the top four national teams to represent Africa in the 2019 Fifa Under-20 World Cup Poland Edition, will be decided.
“The boys responded well in our final training session,” Senong said. “They are all looking sharp and fortunately enough we do not have any injuries within the team. It’s another nice headache for the technical staff because all of them are brilliant in what they do in their respective positions, and we now have to come up with a strong line-up which will represent us well in Sunday’s game.
“With that said,” Senong added. “This is a two legged round and the final result will be decided in our second leg against Malawi. We don’t know how the outcome of the first leg is going to be, however, we trust and believe that the result will be on our side given the tactical discipline we are going to show in both our defence and attack on the day.”
According to Senong, his side have ticked all the boxes in their preparations leading up to this crucial matchup.
“Good preparation kills anxiety,” Senong said. “We ticked all of the boxes and gave our players the needed information regarding our Sunday’s opponents. We gave them a thorough tactical plan and they now understand all moments of the game. That kind of good preparation kills the anxiety within the team and gives the players the required confidence going into any match.”