Amajimbos head coach, Molefi Ntseki still has his eyes fixed at achieving at the African Youth Championships, this despite gaining a berth at the U17 World Cup finals in Chile later this year.
Amajimbos who drew their first two opening matches in Group B, went into the history books by qualifying for the FIFA U17 World Cup after overcoming Cameroon 3-1 in their final group clash.
“First and foremost, I really want to thank the Almighty for helping me achieve this fantastic milestone. As a country, this is incredible news, we are very happy about this,” said Ntseki in a media statement from the South African Football Association.
“I would like to thank the South African Football Association, the President, CEO, Head of delegation, the technical team and not forgetting our team manager for ensuring that our preparations and stay in Niger have been pleasant.”
Ntseki further went to denounce that the World Cup qualification was the main objective of the tournament, and further emphasized the importance of securing AYC victory.
“No, I don’t agree. I don’t think this whole journey was only about qualifying for Chile; we need to continue doing well and winning the tournament itself would be wonderful,” he added.
“We want to be thorough in whatever we do going forward. Our preparations going into the qualifiers went very well, the team did very well and we don’t want to take the foot off the pedal,” concluded the Amajimbos mentor