Moloi, Luvhengo to lead Amajimbos

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Luvhengo discloses that he has agreed to take the post of assistant coach and will soon meet with Moloi to finalise the team for Namibia.

“We have identified some players, but will only make a final selection after watching the Safa Under-17 youth tournament set to take place in Vaal next week.

“We have set December 1 as a date for the team to go into full camp and probably will leave for Namibia on December 6.”

The Cosafa Under-17 Cup runs from December 8-15.

Hosts Namibia, South Africa and Zambia are seeded according to their latest Fifa rankings with Namibia pitted in Group C alongside Angola, Zimbabwe and Swaziland, while South Africa is drawn in a relatively easy Group A comprising of minnows Lesotho and Mauritius.

Regional powerhouse Zambia leads the charge in Group B with Malawi and Botswana completing Pool B in what could be easily described as the ‘Group of Death’.

The winners from the three groups will be joined by the second best placed nation in the semi-finals.

Despite the last-minute withdrawal of Madagascar, the chairman of the Local Organising Committee Mabos Vries believes Namibia possesses the capacity to stage a successful competition and urged local business enterprises to come on board as corporate sponsors.

The Secretary General of Cosafa Ashford Mamelodi emphasised the importance of youth football and said football’s supreme body on the continent, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was fully behind the initiative of promoting the game of football at grassroots.

Cosafa’s women’s tournament is to be held in Angola next year.