Soccer

Maluleke dreams of World Cup

2015-07-04 10:44
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Cape Town - The captain of South Africa’s Under-17 World Cup squad, Nelson Maluleke, says that he cannot wait to compete at the highest level.

Amajimbos qualified for the Chile Under-17 World Cup that is set to take place in October after making it to the final of the African Youth Championship earlier this year.

Maluleke says that he is still in dreamland over the qualification as he and his team-mates will get to play against some of the best youngsters in the word.

“I still can’t believe it that we have qualified for the World Cup,” the captain told the SAFA website.

“It is something that I have not gotten over me; me and my team-mates playing at the highest level.

“I relish the prospect and can’t wait,” said Maluleke.

“It is always special when we are together as a team because we are on a mission and we feel like soldiers preparing to go to battle.

“Currently we have been working on our technique and conditioning ourselves for the task ahead.”

Amajimbos will play a friendly match over the weekend in KwaZulu-Natal as they begin preparations for the big tournament.

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