Head coach Shakes Mashaba has announced a squad of 22 players for the South African Men’s U20 National Team (Amajita) tour of West Africa kicking off on Sunday, 20 July.
Amajita will play four international friendly matches against Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and Ivory Coast before returning home on Monday, 4 August.
The games are part of their preparations for the 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier against Cameroon. The third round first leg clash is scheduled for Saturday, 16 August in Yaounde.
Mashaba has kept the bulk of the squad that defeated Ethiopia in the second round of qualifiers. He will be without five players from that squad for various reasons.
Tebogo Moerane, Nhlakanipho Ntuli, Tshepo Chaine have not been released by their clubs as the matches are not taking place on a FIFA date. Khumbulani Mkhize will be taking part in the upcoming ABC Motsepe SAFA Second Division Playoffs while Linda Bhengu is preparing for an U19 tournament in Durban, which kicks off later this month.
Mashaba will trim the squad down to 20 players on Saturday (19 July).
The squad has two training sessions on Friday, 18 July with a practice match arranged for Saturday morning.
Source : South African Football Association