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22 Jan 2019
3:52 pm

Leicester City midfielder Leshabela joins SA squad


Leicester City midfielder Khanya Leshabela has arrived from England to join the SA Under-20 (Amajita) squad ahead of the upcoming Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations in Niger from February 2-17.

Khanya Leshabela

A few months ago Leicester handed Leshabela his first senior contract, a deal that runs through until the summer of 2022.

At a training camp in White River, Mpumalanga, Leshabela said he felt honoured after receiving his first national junior call-up, adding that coach Thabo Senong played a part in helping him achieve his childhood dream.

The 19-year-old midfielder is part of the Under-20 provisional squad players who will head for Randburg, Gauteng, for their Pre-Competition Medical Assessment required by CAF before any player can feature in any of their football tournaments.

The purpose of this test is to identify any potential medical conditions, which might serve as a hindrance for any player to being declared fit to play.

Amajita’s 28-man provisional squad will be trimmed down to 21 players ahead of their trip to Niger on Wednesday.

A top-four finish in that continental tournament will see them qualify for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Poland later this year.

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