Amajita go into this match with a slight psychological advantage following their hard-fought 1-1 draw in the first leg. Eteme Adamou put the hosts ahead in the second half while Siyanda Ngubo equalised for the South Africans in the 62nd minute.
The focus for Amajita is now firmly on the second leg as they hope to capitalise on that important away goal. The South Africans looked sharp and focused as they went through their fifth training session at the Ranch Resort in Polokwane on Thursday morning.
The players will also have an extra motivation to do well against Cameroon as this will be coach Shakes Mashaba’s final match as their coach. After the match, Mashaba will switch his focus to rebuilding Bafana Bafana and some of the Amajita youngsters know they have a shot at securing selection to future Bafana Bafana matches.
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 four at the AYC will represent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup tournament in New Zealand.