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Amijita's quest for success

2015-03-06 15:14
Amajita. (File)

Cape Town - Amajita, as South Africa’s U20 national team is affectionately known, will look to emulate their compatriots, Amajimbos, the U17 national team, by also qualifying for an upcoming FIFA World Cup.

Amajimbos secured their spot at the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile after finishing runners-up at the recent CAF U17 Youth Championships (AYC).

Amajita’s journey to the U20 World Cup, also taking place this year, will see them take a similar route to that of Amajimbos, an eight-team U20 AYC doubling up as a qualifying campaign for the World Cup in New Zealand.

SuperSport will broadcast live and in HD all 16 matches of the 8 -22 March tournament being hosted in Senegal.

Contesting the continental crown and CAF’s four spots at the World Cup are hosts Senegal, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Zambia and Amajita.

The nations that progress beyond the group stages qualify for the May 30 - June 20 showpiece.  

Broadcast details:

9 March

Ghana vs South Africa, 18:15, SuperSport Nine

12 March

South Africa vs Mali, 18:15, SuperSport Four HD / Nine

15 March

South Africa vs Zambia, 18:45 SuperSport Four HD / Nine

Semi-finals 18/19 March with the final on 22 March.

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