14 January 2019 –South Africa’s national Under-20 (Amajita) provisional squad reported for camp on Monday, 14 January.
The team will be based at SAFA’s Technical Centre, Fun Valley, from 14–16 January before they travel to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga to continue with their preparations.
Amajita coach Thabo Senong has called up 34 players in which he will select 21 players to travel with for the upcoming 2019 Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations (AFCON) set to take place in Niger.
This all-important biennial junior continental showpiece will take place from 2-17 February 2019 in the cities of Maradi and Niamey.
Top four finishers of this continental showdown will automatically qualify for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup set to take place in Poland from 23 May to 15 June.
Amajita are in Group A, and will take on hosts Niger in their opening group match; then followed by encounters against both Burundi and Nigeria in their remaining group fixtures.
A top two finish in their group will see South Africa automatically earning a slot in the upcoming FIFA u/20 World Cup that will be staged later in the year.
Amajita’s Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations Group A fixtures:
Niger vs South Africa, 2 February 2019
South Africavs Burundi, 5 February 2019
South Africavs Nigeria, 8. February 2019