Helman Mkhalele calls up Kaizer Chiefs starlet Keletso Sifama for Amajita COSAFA squad

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With several of the U-20 stars now moving up to the U-23 squad with David Notoane, Mkhalele has called upon some of the outstanding talent produced in the MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

Kaizer Chiefs duo Bontle Molefe and Keletso Sifama, along with SuperSport United's Oswin Appolis were among the standout performers in recent times - while former Bidvest Wits talent Rowan Human is also included.

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Scroll through the gallery to see Chiefs' youngest debutants since 2006...
14. Phakamani Mngadi made his Chiefs debut aged 19
14. Phakamani Mngadi made his Chiefs debut aged 19 years 11 months and 3 days against University of Pretoria on 13 September 2014
13. Siyabonga Ngezana made his Chiefs debut aged 1
13. Siyabonga Ngezana made his Chiefs debut aged 19 years 11 months and 2 days against Mamelodi Sundowns on 17 October 2017
12. Lucky Baloyi made his debut aged 19 years 10 m
12. Lucky Baloyi made his debut aged 19 years 10 months and 12 days against Mamelodi Sundowns on 1 May 2011
11. Njabulo Blom made his debut aged 19 years 9 mo
11. Njabulo Blom made his debut aged 19 years 9 months and 20 days against Golden Arrows on 1 October 2019
10. Lorenzo Gordinho made his debut aged 19 years
10. Lorenzo Gordinho made his debut aged 19 years 9 months and 16 days against Maritzburg United on 11 February 2014
9. Simphiwe Mtsweni made his debut aged 19 years 7
9. Simphiwe Mtsweni made his debut aged 19 years 7 months and 9 days against Bloem Celtic on 19 February 2014
8. George Lebese made his debut aged 19 years 6 mo
8. George Lebese made his debut aged 19 years 6 months and 27 days against Thanda Royal Zulu on 30 August 2008
7. Jonathan Quartey made his debut aged 19 years 4
7. Jonathan Quartey made his debut aged 19 years 4 months and 10 days against Jomo Cosmos on 25 August 2007.
6. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo made his debut aged 19 yea
6. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo made his debut aged 19 years 3 months and 21 days against Maritzburg United on 9 March 2019
5. Michael Nkambule made his debut aged 19 years 3
5. Michael Nkambule made his debut aged 19 years 3 months and 17 days against Thanda Royal Zulu on 13 February 2005
4. Knowledge Musona made his debut aged 19 years 1
4. Knowledge Musona made his debut aged 19 years 1 month and 18 days against Santos on 8 August 2009
3. Mandla Masango made his Chiefs debut aged 18 ye
3. Mandla Masango made his Chiefs debut aged 18 years and 28 days against Benoni Premier United on 15 August 2007.
2. Wiseman Meyiwa made his Chiefs debut aged 17 ye
2. Wiseman Meyiwa made his Chiefs debut aged 17 years 8 months and 17 days against Cape Town City on 12 September 2017
1. Keletso Sifama was 17 years, 8 months and 17 da
1. Keletso Sifama was 17 years, 8 months and 17 days when he made his debut against Polokwane City on 15 August 2020.

Eight players will be cut before the final squad will be named for the regional tournament set to take place in Port Elizabeth between 3 and 13 December.

"I am truly looking forward to this year's COSAFA Men's Under-20 Championship," Mkhalele said. "We have roped in talented players which I believe have what it takes to represent the country in at the upcoming tournament.

"We can only take 20 of them to the tournament and I believe each and every one of them, do have what it takes to make the team."

South Africa will face Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Mozambique in Group A, with the top two sides progressing to the knockout stages of the competition.

Goalkeepers: Olwethu Mzimela (AmaZulu), Bontle Molefe (Kaizer Chiefs), Sipho Maseti (TS Galaxy)

Defenders: Nkosikhona Radebe (KZN Academy), Kyle Coimbra (Bedfordview), Nelson Ralenkoane (Orlando Pirates), Athenkosi Mcaba (Wits), Paul Makola (Mamelodi Sundowns), Macbeth Mahlangu (TS Galaxy)

Rivaldo Present (Ubuntu), Sydney Malivha (Matanada Rockers), Bilal Baloyi (SuperSport United), Boikanyo Segotlong (Orlando Pirates), Mpho Mathebula (SuperSport United), Sandile Nyundu (TS Galaxy FC), Tshepo Myeni (Kaizer Chiefs), Ethan Brooks (TS Galaxy), Rowan Human (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Jayden Adams (Stellenbosch), Selaelo Rasebotja (SuperSport United), Oswin Appolis (SuperSport United), Katlego Tsotetsi (Orlando Pirates), Rahim Milazi (Kaizer Chiefs), Sechaba Ramosedi (TS Galaxy)

Keletso Sifama (Kaizer Chiefs), Sinenjongo Mkiva (SuperSport United), Keenan Bezuidenhout (SuperSport United), Lindokuhle Zungu (AmaZulu), Ndumiso Xulu (TS Galaxy)