South Africa’s crack squad for the 2015 CAF African Youth Championships next month will cause problems for Ghana as the Amijita are blessed with hugely talented players.
South Africa Under-20 coach Thabo Senong announced his final 21-man Amajita squad to take part in the tournament in Senegal with several players plying their trade in the country’s top-flight.
Three foreign-based players who are hugely talented have been named in the team with talented striker Tyroane Sandows playing for Brazilian side Gremio.
The two others foreign-based who will play for the team play in Portugal are Tlotlo LEEPILE and Pule MARAISANE who all play for Tourizenze FC.
There are all expected to pose difficulties for their opponents particularly Ghana who are expected to top the group.
Senong has called up two players who are regulars for their clubs in the PSL – Morne Nel from SuperSport United and Dumisani Zuma from Bloemfontein Celtic – as well as Brazil-based striker Tyrone Sandows.
While these players are are regular players in the PSL, the rest are all affiliated with top clubs in the country even though they are yet to be first team hitters.
The Under-20 tournament begins on March 8 in Senegal and the South Africans have been paired alongside Ghana, Zambia and Mali.
Senong said: “I am very happy with this team. As I have always said, we are going to Senegal to compete and probably go all the way.”
SA U20 Squad
1. Sibongiseni MKHIZE FC Cape Town
2. Mpho MATHEKGA Mamelodi Sundowns
3. Dumsani MSIBI SuperSport United
4. Bongane MATHABELA Witbank Spurs
5. Tebogo MOERANE Bidvest Wits FC
6. Kabelo SERIBA Bloemfontein Celtic
7. Maphosa MODIBA Mpumalanga Black Aces
8. Chas WILLIAMS Cape Town All Stars
9. Ayabulela KONQOBE (MAGQWAKA) SuperSport United
10. Madisha MODJEKA Mamelodi Sundowns
12. Siphelele LUTHULI University of Pretoria
13. Tlotlo LEEPILE Tourizenze FC
14. Morne NEL SuperSport United
15. Keamogetswe BOIKANYO Mamelodi Sundowns
16. Pule MARAISANE Tourizenze FC (Portugal)
17. Haashim DOMINGO Ajax Cape Town
20. Siyanda NGUBO Orlando Pirates
21. Tshidiso MONAMODI Bidvest Wits
22. Tyroane SANDOWS Gremio (Brazil)
25. Thamsanqa MASIYA Bidvest Wits
24. Dumisani ZUMA Bloemfontein Celtic
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