Amajimbos coach Molefi Ntseki says his U-17 side will rely heavily on their previous experience when they compete against 12 other nations at the 2018 COSAFA U-17 Cup in Mauritius.
Ntseki recently named a 32 man preliminary squad which the crew can confirm have assembled for camp. Soccer Laduma has also reported that Ntseki Amajimbos side also included a number of new faces including the likes of Jerome Karelse who was scouted at the recent SAFA Solar Cup in the Northern Cape.
“Our boys have responded well to the camp. Everybody has reported on time which means our preparations have been on schedule,” Ntseki told the crew.
“We have had few training sessions and we’ve allowed the players to play against each other. As coaches for us it will be ensuring that we focus on the mental and emotional conditioning of the players.
“There will be 12 other nations but we have the edge because we’ve been the before and out experience will go a long way in helping us compete in this competition. It's important that we get these players playing together as much as possible.
“We’ve seen how at the U-23 level and Bafana level players can struggle to play together that’s why the focus is for these boys to know and understand each other. We are working on their tactical endurance, but I can tell you they will be ready,” concluded the Amajimbos mentor.
Ntseki will trim down his squad to a final 20-man team which will depart for Mauritius on the 15 of July 2018.
The competition will start on the 19th of July 2018 and end 29 July 2018.