4 August 2016 – Amajimbos, the South Africa u17 Men’s National Team coach Molefi Ntseki says winning against Tanzania and qualifying for the CAF African Youth championships in Madagascar would give SAFA’s Vision 2022 a new impetus.
Amajimbos take on Tanzania at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday, 6 August 2016 at 15h00 in the second round, first leg CAF African Youth championships qualifier. Entry into the match is free.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match against the East Africans, Ntseki said SAFA’s Vision 2022 had given the country some direction which was slowly making this country very competitive continentally and globally.
“The last time, the u17 qualified for the World Cup in Chile and that was the very squad that has now qualified as the u20 for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia next year. That is the type of progression needed for any country to do well in continental and global tournaments,” said Ntseki.
The imposing coach said qualifying for the championships in Madagascar next year was a must as this would create massive opportunities for the players to play in further and bigger competitions.
Having done well in his maiden African Youth championships, Ntseki said he as a coach was now wiser and more prepared for such examinations.
“This is a new team with new ideas and I believe we can do well against Tanzania. We will approach this game as a cup final that is for sure. The recent COSAFA championships in Mauritius also helped us hone our tactics and state of preparedness.”