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U17 World Cup – Meet Amajimbos’ Engine Room

South Africa’s first ever U17 World Cup gets underway next week, however not much is known about Mzansi’s hopefuls in the general public as they prepare for the biggest test of their young careers.

Read: Amajimbos' Rear Guard

This piece looks at Amajimbos’ midfield, the engine room of the team, to see which players will be battling it out in the centre of the field to make Molefi Ntseki’s team tick.

Midfielders:
Central –
Athenkosi Dlala – 17 – SuperSport United
Wiseman Meyiwa – 16 – Kaizer Chiefs
Sibongakonke Mbatha – 17 – School of Excellence

Attacking –
Sphephelo Sithole – 16 – KZN Academy
Nelson Maluleke – 17 – SuperSport United
Tebogo Qinisile – 17 – Bloemfontein Celtic

Knysna- born Dlala is the most experienced member of the midfield, with 14 U17 caps to his name so far, however it has been Maluleke, the captain of the side, who has managed to grab the headlines with his vital goals for Ntseki’s team.

Maluleke scored three goals as Amajimbos qualified for the World Cup, with striker, Khanyisa Mayo (7), the only South African to score more.

Young Sithole is the only player in the engine room without a cap to his name to date, and he could well make his debut for the national team at the highest possible level in Chile.

Read: Amajimbos' TV Schedule

Amajimbos get their campaign up and running against Costa Rica on Monday evening, with their first of three games in Concepcion, Chile.

 

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