Bafana Bafana

Shakes keen on U17 players

2014-09-30 09:01
Shakes Mashaba & Owen da Gama (Bafana assistant coach)

Johannesburg - Shakes Mashaba will be selecting more under-17 players to the Bafana Bafana set-up confirmed Amajimbos coach, Molefi Ntseki.

Read: Mashaba overlooks FSS players

The likes of Dumisani Msibi, Ayabulela Magqwaka and Rivaldo Coetzee have experienced Bafana call-ups and now 17-year-old Fagrie Lakay has been the recent shock inclusion in the upcoming camp, which sees Mashaba and his charges take on Congo back-to-back in the 2015 AFCON qualifying rounds. 

According to KickOff, Ntseki reveals that before and after Amajimbos all important encounter against Egypt, Mashaba spoke to the players and encouraged them to work hard and earn a Bafana call-up.

“Yes, there are some players that the senior national team coach is already looking at but what is important is that we continue doing the work that we have been doing all doing.

“What is encouraging is that all these boys will still be eligible in the next intake of the Under-20 and the plus is that they will be having the experience.

“What is also good is that the senior national team coach is aware of what is happening in this team and he already knows about all the boys in this team.”

The 2015 tournament will held in Morocco between January 17 and February 7.

Bafana Bafana fixtures:

Saturday, October 11, Congo v SA (Pointe Noire) at 16:30.
Wednesday, October 15, SA vs Congo (Peter Mokaba Stadium) at 20:05.

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