South Africa targets Angola

The South African Football Association - Under-23 - SAFA. Photo : SAFA.net

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The South African Olympic Under-23 squad coach, David Notoane has expressed confidence ahead of their encounter with Angola scheduled for 22 March.

“Part of this (assessment) include looking at which players are eligible and their respective strength vis-à-vis that of the opposition,” said Notoane.

“We have also been collecting information about Angola as you don’t want to meet such type of opposition not knowing what to expect.”

Notoane who is expected to name the squad early next week before going to camp, said he was happy because the country had a good base following FIFA World Cup appearances by the u17 and u20.

“Of course, we would not want to miss any opportunity to infuse new players especially from the National First Division which I have discovered is teeming with great talent. I am also checking with coach Thabo Senong on the availability of players who participated in the u20 CAF championship in Niger,” he added.

The overall winner of this encounter will play against either Zimbabwe or eSwatini or Mozambique for a ticket to the 8-Nation tournament scheduled for Egypt in November this year where three top countries will qualify for Tokyo 2020.

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