11 November 2019 — Cousin brothers Lyle Foster and Luther Singh, together with Kaizer Chiefs’ centre-back Siyabonga Ngezana, arrived on Monday morning to form part of South Africa’s National Under-23 man squad that is in camp for this year’s U-23 AFCON. 

The trio expressed their delight of being here in Cairo, Egypt, adding that they are looking forward to contributing to South Africa’s National Under-23’s ambitions of qualifying for next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. 

In order to achieve that goal, South Africa will need to secure a top three finish in this quadrennial Under-23 continental showpiece. 

The national juniors kicked off their U-23 AFCON campaign on a positive note by playing to a 0-0 draw against Zambia in their opening Group B match, played on 9 November. 

They will now face Ivory Coast in their second group tie at the Al Salam Stadium on Tuesday (12 November) at 17h00. 

Coach David Notoane expressed his delight over having 20 players now in camp, adding that he in his technical staff will plan accordingly for their second group tie against the West African side. 

“We are happy to have Lyle Foster, Siyabonga Ngezana and Luther Singh who reported for camp today,” Notoane said. “This now puts us to a total of 20 players in camp leading up to our second group match against Ivory Coast. We are expecting Keanu Cupido to join the team some time this week. 

“Having these numbers in camp gives us a nice headache going into our second group match,” Notoane added. “We will prepare accordingly and push for a winning result in that tie.”