South Africa is in Group B, alongside Cameroon, Senegal and Sudan and will be based in Ndola while Group A consists of hosts Zambia, Egypt, Mali and Guinea and will play their opening matches in Lusaka.
The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for 2017 Edition of the FIFA u20 World Cup to be hosted in South Korea in May.
Meanwhile, SuperSport United goalkeeper Mondli Mpoto has been replaced by Mamelodi Sundown’s Khulekani Kubheka while leading striker Luther Singh will join the team later this week. Zama Rambuwane who plays in Israel has now been replaced by Masilakhe Phohlongo from Ajax Cape Town.
“It is all systems go and we should have productive sessions in the coming days. This is our second phase of our scheduled camps and we have lined up a few more friendly matches for this week before making our way to Zambia for the weekend’s international friendly,” said Senong.
The South Africans will travel to Lusaka, Zambia on 9 February 2017 for the international friendly match against Zambia.