27 March 2024 – The South African U-20 Men’s National Team concluded their first training camp of the year on Wednesday afternoon, after a week of being together at the SAFA Technical Centre.

Head Coach Raymond Mdaka is satisfied with the work done and believes that they now have a great plan in motion, after having an opportunity to see the players in training sessions and in real live match situations.

“We are very happy with the work done this past week. This camp was very important for us as the Technical Team to establish the levels of the players and to start putting characters into our plan,” said Mdaka to www.safa.net.

“We had a long week of intense training sessions and although the group was very big with 46 players, our plan worked well.

“We played two practices matches against M.Tigers from the ABC Motsepe League and Tuks from the Motsepe Championship and these two matches were very different, but they gave us the answers we wanted in testing our group of players.

“Against M.Tigers we wanted to see the aggression and strength in the boys, and against Tuks we needed to see how they deal with pressure, tactics, and a stronger and more disciplined opponent and I must admit that we are very happy with what we saw this week and we now know which players we will build this team with,” concluded Mdaka.

Amajita held a week-long training camp as part of their preliminary preparations for 2024, the team is expected to regroup in June 2024 during the FIFA break as they continue to prepare for their upcoming AFCON qualifiers and the annual COSAFA U-20 Championship.