The Under-20 squad have gathered in Johannesburg for a week-long training camp and will be engaged in an international friendly game against neighbours, Botswana on Sunday, in Mafikeng.
According to Amajita manager Winston Marumo, South Africa will face Mozambique in qualifying games before joining Gabon, Botswana and Namibia in the group stages.
“The game against Botswana will help us a lot in terms of getting the team ready for our first game against Mozambique in the African Youth Championship qualifying game set for the last week of June.
“The team is already in camp and we are using Milpark as our camping base in preparation for the game against Botswana on Sunday.”
The squad to face Botswana is:Goalkeepers - Thella Ngobeni (Kaizer Chiefs), Vumile Nxako (Harmony Academy),Defenders - Tlou Molekwane (Kaizer Chiefs), Ramahlwe Mphahlele, (Moroka Swallows),Thulani Hlatjwako, (Ajax Cape Town),Bamosa Galolo, (Ajax Cape Town),Sibusiso Mxcoyane (Benoni Premier FC),Tsepo Gumede, (African Warriors).
Midfielders - Bafana Tshabalala, (Platinum Stars), Michael Marton,Orlando Pirates), (Mandla Masango, (Kaizer Chiefs), Thulani Serero, (Ajax Cape Town),Bongani Sondlhane, (Kaizer Chiefs),Mduduzi Nyanda,( Orlando Pirates),May Mahlangu, (Alex United),Vuzile Mnini, (Moroka Swallows).Strikers - Thulani Ngcepe (Moroka Swallows), Choemon Peterson, (Napoli FC), Mzikayise Mashaba, (Platinum Stars).