23 November 2018 – South Africa’s National Under-20 (Amajita) head coach Thabo Senong has called up 28 players for his provisional squad building up to this year’s COSAFA Under-20 Championship set to take place in Kitwe, Zambia.
Senong, who served as a Technical Advisor in South Africa’s National Under-17 Women squad’s campaign in this year’s FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup tournament, said this camp will give him a clear indication on which players to keep in his traveling squad.
The Southern regional football tournament will run from 2 – 14 December 2018, with Amajita reporting for camp this Friday (23 November 2018) to start off with their preparations.
The COSAFA Under-20 defending champions are in Group B; and will lock horns with Namibia, Mauritius and Swaziland in pursuit of reaching this year’s tournament final.
“We are going to treat this tournament with the utmost respect,” Senong said. “Every game is very important for us and we cannot afford to disrespect any sides we will be playing against. Our focus is also set on next year’s Africa Under-20 AFCON tournament in Niger.
That biennial continental showpiece will also serve as a qualifier for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup scheduled to take place in Poland.
“We really need to be ready for it. That is why we have to do well in this tournament. The COSAFA Championship also falls under our preparation plan building up to the continental showdown” concluded Senong
MEN’S U20 PROVISIONAL SQUAD LIST 2018 COSAFA PREPARTION 23 – 30 NOVEMBER 2018 AND TOURNAMENT IN ZAMBIA 1 – 15 DECEMBER 2018
|1||Giovanni IDI||TUKS FC|
|2||Buhle DAMANE||Vitoria Setubal (PORTUGAL)|
|3||Khulekani KUBHEKA||Cape Umoya FC (SA)|
|4||Kopano THUNTSANE||Orlando Pirates FC (SA)|
|6||Njabulo BLOM||Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)|
|7||Zuko MDUNYELWA||Cape Town City FC (SA)|
|8||Kgomotso CHIWAYO||TUKS FC (SA)|
|9||Malebogo MODISE||M. Tigers FC (SA)|
|10||Bradley CROSS||Schalke FC (GERMANY)|
|11||Keenan ABRAHAMS||Ajax Cape Town FC (SA)|
|12||Dean SOLOMONS||Ajax Amsterdam FC (HOLLAND)|
|13||Givemore KHUPE||Cape Umoya FC (SA)|
|14||Sibusiso MABILISO||Amazulu FC (SA)|
|15||Philasande Mfanafikile DLAMINI||Golden Arrows FC (SA)|
|16||Siphesihle MKHIZE||Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)|
|17||Luke LE ROUX||Supersport United FC (SA)|
|18||Duncan ADONIS||Cape Town City FC (SA)|
|19||Nkosingiphile NGCOBO||Kaizer Chiefs FC (SA)|
|20||Solly Molahlehi KUNYEDI||Bidvest Wits FC (SA)|
|21||Kobamelo KODISANG||AD Sanjoanense FC (PORTUGAL)|
|22||Promise MKHUMA||Mamelodi Sundowns FC (SA)|
|23||Tashreeq MATTHEWS||Borussia Dortmond FC (GERMANY)|
|24||Khanyisile MAYO||Supersport United FC (SA)|
|25||Thabiso MONYANE||Orlando Pirates FC (SA)|
|26||Lyle FOSTER||Orlando Pirates FC (SA)|
|27||Bayanda SHANGASE||Amazulu FC (SA)|
|28||Bafana TSHAWE||Jomo Cosmos FC (SA)|