Amjimbos aim for Chile

SA NATIONAL under-17 coach, Molefi Ntseki says he aims to finish in the semis at least the 2015 African Youth Championship which kicks off in Niger this weekend. Reaching the semis would guarantee them a place at the U17 World Cup in Chile October. Amjimbos arrived in Niger on Sunday. “We had confidence when we qualified for Niger, now we are looking forward to go to Chile,” Ntseki said. “Going to Chile means we have to dig deep in our group stages games against Cote d’Ivoire , Mali and Cameroon. “We are looking for maximum points and are focusing on the bigger picture which is getting into the semifinals – we will smell gold and we will be going for the gold”. Before the team made their way to Niger they played a farewell game against the Eastern Cape Safa U17 side at Wolfson Stadium in Kwa Zakhele, PE. They lost 2-1. Although Amjimbos lost Ntseki says he is happy that he was able to evaluate all the players before leaving for Niger. “We cannot be happy with the results but we are looking at the bigger picture which was for us coming here playing this match and giving everybody a chance to play, so that we can have our starting lineup. “We had six new players coming into the team and this game helped us to access each player carefully. The technical team is happy because we are very informed with each individual’s quality and weaknesses, we know what to work on going towards the (African Youth) tournament. The team has two Eastern Cape players, the former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs player Patrick Mayo’s son, Khanyisa Mayo and Reeves Frosler both from PE. Amjimbos play Cote d’ lvoire on Monday, 16 February, 2015. – Vuyokazi Nkanjeni

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