The U17 squad and technical team were addressed by SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan at the team hotel on Tuesday evening who reminded them that they stand on the threshold of ‘something historic and great.’
Coach Molefi Ntseki said they had done enough preparations, had psyched themselves for this huge encounter and that the coming 90 minutes stand between failure and greatness.
“As the President has rightly pointed out, we have come this far and can’t afford to drop the ball. We have travelled this far and there is no looking back. We want to be in Niger next year that is a fact; we are going to fight to the bitter end in Egypt mark my words,” said Ntseki.
Captain Nelson Maluleke who scored the second goal in the first leg’s 2-1 win over the North Africans last week in Rustenburg also sounded positive ahead of Saturday’s encounter which kicks off at 19h00 local time.
“The boys are so fired up. They can’t wait for Saturday. They are so psyched up, they can’t wait to have this match done and dusted,” said the attacking midfielder.
Amajimbos leave for Egypt at 21h45 and play Egypt on Saturday, 27 September at Contractor Stadium in Cairo.
They return home the following day but will only arrive on South Africa on Monday morning 06h00.