JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The South African National Under-20 (Amajita) has promised to do everything they can to defeat Senegal in their upcoming game.
Amajita is set to face Senegal in a match that would book their spot in the CAF Africa U20 Cup of Nations tournament. The match is set for Wednesday at the Seyni Kountché Stadium in Niamey, Capital of Niger.
Amajita midfielder, Luke le Roux, acknowledged that this would not be an easy game for either side, adding that they have studied their opponents and they know what to expect from them.
“The technical staff has been exceptional in preparing this team, and we are ready for Wednesday’s match,
“Now that we have completed the first mission of qualifying, we want to go all the way and see where we end up. Who knows, we may just bring back the gold. It would be a great achievement,” he said.
The South African team is set to be joined by Senegal, Nigeria and Mali in Poland as the four African representatives at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 23 May to 15 June.
Reaching the top four of this eight-nation continental tournament has qualified Amajita for their second FIFA Under-20 World Cup in a row. South Africa defeated Burundi 1-0 to book their place in the world football showpiece, with Le Roux scoring from the penalty spot.
“To be honest with you, I do not know what came over me when I decided that I would be the one taking the penalty kick. Nerves were there, however, I knew that scoring that goal would put us in pole position in reaching the final four of this tournament,
“Qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup was our primary objective, and I knew we had the capacity of protecting our lead, once we were a goal or two ahead. I am just glad we were able to do just that in that match,” added Le Roux.
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