Amajimbos touched down to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, 29 September after holding Egypt to a 2-2 draw to qualify 4-3 on aggregate for the CAF African Youth Championships scheduled for Niger next year.
The Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, The Honourable Fikile Mbalula and the President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Dr Danny Jordaan as well the Chief Executive of the Association Dennis Mumble, were on hand to welcome the youngsters at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
Minister Mbalula said he was going to reward the squad monetarily for a job well done.
“I reward people who do good things and you reached a historic stage and deserve to be rewarded. You did the country proud,” said Mbalula.
“For you to go to Egypt and conquer is a monumental achievement. We had become a laughing stock on the continent that we have good infrastructure and stadiums but have no talent but I am sure you have now demystified this myth,” said Minister Mbalula.
Encouraging the corporate to play their part and support Amajimbos financially, Minister Mbalula warned the new heroes to stay away from drugs and stay focused.