Amajita will face Cameroon in the third and final round with the first leg scheduled for the weekend of 15-17 August in Cameroon. The second leg will take place two weeks later on the weekend of 29-31 August.
To ready themselves for this crucial clash, Shakes Mashaba’s boys will travel to Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Ivory Coast.
The South Africans depart on Sunday, 20 July and will return to the country on Monday, 4 August.
Amajita will then move to Senegal for a date with the host nation on Wednesday, 30 July. The tour ends in Ivory Coast with a match scheduled for Sunday, 3 August.
“The match against Cameroon is the last hurdle to qualifying for the African Youth Championships and is thus a very crucial stage of the qualifiers. It was important for us to organise these matches to ready the boys for battle because we haven’t played since May when we faced Ethiopia in the second leg and we wanted to prepare well as we didn’t want to face Cameroon cold from lack of action,” said Shakes Mashaba, head coach of Amajita.
“The matches will help us get the boys back into the rhythm and increase our chances of doing well in Cameroon. We could not have asked for better preparations and I would therefore like to thank the Association for all the assistance in preparing for this crucial clash.”
A week later the South Africans are expected to travel to Cameroon for the first leg of the qualifiers.
Amajita proceeded to the third round following a 3-0 aggregate win over Ethiopia – a 2-0 victory in Addis Ababa and 1-0 win in South Africa in the second leg.
The overall winner between South Africa and Cameroon will qualify for the 19th edition of the African Youth Championships which will be held in Senegal from 8 – 22 March in 2015.
The top three at the AYC will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup tournament in New Zealand.
SA U20 Tour of West Africa Itinerary
Sunday, 20 July 2014 DEPART SOUTH AFRICA FOR OUAGADOUGOU
Wednesday, 23 July vs BURKINA FASO
Thursday, 24 July TRAVEL TO BAMAKO
Saturday, 26 July vs MALI
Sunday, 27 July TRAVEL TO SENEGAL
Wednesday, 30 July vs SENEGAL
Thursday, 31 July TRAVEL TO IVORY COAST
Sunday, 3 August vs IVORY COAST
Monday, 4 August RETURN TO SOUTH AFRICA
15-17 August vs CAMEROON (away)
29-31 August vs CAMEROON (home)