Senong names Amajita squad for Cosafa Cup

Thabo Senong. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Amajita coach Thabo Senong has named his 20-man squad for the 2017 Cosafa U20 Youth Championships scheduled to take place in Zambia from December 6-16.

“We have had a great camp and believe we have selected a balanced yet attractive team. The technical staff deliberated throughout the weekend on a few players, and this was a healthy headache to have as we did final assessments,” said Senong.

“We are looking forward to a great tournament where we will be facing oppositions with different styles of play. Mauritius play long balls many, while the Mozambicans like to keep it on the ground, and of course, the Egyptians are known for the counter attacks and aggressive play.

“We believe we have a good team, but have no intention on putting pressure on the players because we are working on a bigger objective.

“We want to be able to give all 20 players a run during the tournament, and we will emphasise to them on a daily basis that they must enjoy the challenge at hand,” added the Amajita coach.

Amajita Cosafa Squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Sanele Tshabalala (Bidvest Wits), Renald Leaner (Ajax Cape Town), Khulekani Kubheka (Mamelodi Sundowns)

DEFENDERS: Kamogelo Thomas Sambo (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thendo Mukumela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Keanu Cupido (Ajaccio, France), Kiyaam Bull (Ajax Cape Town), Sbusiso Gideon Mabiliso (Platinum Stars), Bradley Cross (Black Aces FC), Malebogo Modise (Mamelodi Sundowns)

MIDFIELDERS: Thabani Zuke (Golden Arrows), Katlego Ntshabeleng (University of Johannesburg), Sifundo Jesus Sibiya (Bidvest Wits), Happy Mashiane (Kaizer Chiefs), Lehlogonolo George Matlou (Bidvest Wits), Patrick Maswangayi (Stars of Africa Acedemy), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (Kaizer Chiefs)

STRIKERS: Luvuyo Mkatshana (Bidvest Wits), Lyle Foster (Orlando Pirates), Siphumelele Mbulu (Orlando Pirates)

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