The match kicks off at 19h00.
Ambassador Mayende-Sibiya, who addressed the players at the team hotel, said all staff members at the embassy would be at the stadium to give the boys support.
“I have also encouraged the staff at the embassy to mobilise all South Africans staying in Egypt to come to the game. So expect a good number of South Africans at the match. That is how we seriously we take this encounter,” said Ambassador Mayende-Sibiya.
She told the team which was accompanied by SAFA Head of Delegation Gladwin White, coach Molefi Ntseki and his technical support staff that playing for one’s country was an honor and a privilege reserved for the chosen few.
White reiterated the ambassador’s call for the boys to give it their all.
“This is an opportunity to make names for yourselves. You have travelled this far, so don’t drop the ball now. It is all in your hands,” said the SAFA NEC member.
Coach Ntseki said the boys were raring to go adding they had not left anything to chance.
“We will not have any excuses for not getting the result. We have been treated well since our arrival. The food is great, the accommodation is truly five-star and our hosts have really been great hosts,” said Ntseki.
The U17 are leading 2-1 from the first leg and the overall winner following Saturday’s clash will qualify for Niger next year for the CAF African Youth championships. The four top teams in Niger will qualify for the World Cup in Chile.