Young Bafana Bafana squad excites Da Gama

Owen Da Gama (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images)

A young Bafana Bafana squad for the Cosafa tournament in Namibia that started full training at Nike Centre in Soweto has been described by Senior Men’s national team assistant coach Owen da Gama as the future of the country with massive potential.

The squad that will depart for Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday to take part in the 2016 Cosafa Cup comprises mostly of Under-23 squad that will take part in the upcoming Rio Olympics scheduled to kick off in August.

South Africa will open their account on 18 June from the quarter-final stage.

“This is a young crop of players and was put together by the entire technical staff headed by Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba. With this squad, we are looking beyond the Olympics because apart from an amazing talent on display, the boys are determined and hungry for success,” added Da Gama.

“We all know how coach Mashaba is a big fan of young players and the nation will be proud of these youngsters. They really want to serve their nation with distinction and form part of SAFA’s Vision 2022. These are the new giants of South African football.”

The squad will watch the Amajita match against Namibia at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

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