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Amajita draft legends' sons

By unknown | Apr 08, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

The offsprings of soccer legends Joel "Ace" Mnini and Calvin "Michael Jackson" Petersen are taking over where their fathers left off.

Bosele Mnini and Shoemon Petersen are the lates recruits to be drafted into the Amajita squad by coach Serame Letsoaka for an intensive training camp in Johannesburg.

Incidentally, both Mnini and Petersen seniors played at Moroka Swallows.

The legends are now involved in development coaching, with Mnini working at Swallows and Petersen working with youngsters in Pietermaritzburg.

Petersen junior is doing duty for Napoli in Pietermaritzburg, while Mnini is with the Dube Birds where his father is coaching him.

Amajita's camp was scheduled to start late yesterday with Letsoaka and his technical staff taking the selected players through their paces.

"It is true that we have called the sons of Ace Mnini and Calvin Petersen, who were great players during their era," said Letsoaka.

"Their inclusion forms part of our campaign to assemble a formidable squad to represent us during the 2009 African Youth Championships qualifiers."

Letsoaka said they had lined up an international friendly against Botswana at Mmabatho Stadium on Sunday as part of their preparations for the tournament.

There is a possibility that Amajita will play Botswana in the first round proper in June. Botswana play Namibia in the preliminaries next weekend.

The winners will take on Gabon, with the successful country taking on South Africa, who are still awaiting the preliminary winners between Reunion and Mozambique.

Some of the household names in the Amajita team include Ramahle Mphahlele, Thulani Serero, Thulani Ngcepe, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Tlou Molekwane and Michael Morton.


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