Amajita squad for Cosafa tournament named

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Coach Serame Letsoaka says he is happy with the 20 players that he has selected and suggests that this team will impress the nation.

“This team performed above expectations in our last friendly game against Lesotho and this is despite that they were playing together for the first time since we made our final selection,” says Letsoaka.

“In Lesotho, I was impressed with the basics that the players displayed and in particular the teamwork when we had lost the ball, the marking and general commitment to the team. We must now work towards tightening up our play and work on finishing because I was also impressed about the way we created chances during the game.

“We are going to test ourselves against neighbours, Swaziland, to see how much progress we have made.

“These two friendly matches against Swaziland will also help us sharpen our players mentally before we contest the Cosafa tournament.”

  • Goalkeepers: Siya Mngoma (Durban Stars) and Jackson Mabokgwane (Mamelodi Sundowns

  • Defenders: Tshepo Gumede (Royal Coastal FC), Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Moroka Swallows), Thulani Hlatshawayo (Ajax Cape Town), Sicelo Buthelezi (Platinum Stars) and Ashley Volschenk (Jomo Cosmos)

  • Midfielders: Michael Nkambule (Strasbourg FC), Bongani Twala (Benoni Premier FC), Sifiso Myeni (Moroka Swallows), Bongani Sondhlane (Kaizer Chiefs), Oupa Manyisa (Afrika Sports), Thulani Serero (Ajax Cape Town), Philane Khwela (Supersport United), Thulani Lukhele (Orlando Pirates), Wayne Matle (Kaizer Chiefs)

  • Strikers: Thulani Ngcephe (Moroka Swallows), Dominic Mateba (Orlando Pirates) and Erasmus Kermit (Supersport United).