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RISING soccer starlet Sifiso Myeni ensured that Amabinneplaas qualified for the African Nations Championships by scoring the only goal of the match against Zambia at the weekend.
The South African development national team beat Zambia 1-0 in the first game in Katlehong Stadium a fortnight ago. On Saturday the two national teams drew 1-1, ensuring passage for Amabinneplaas to go through to the next round.
The goal that the exciting player from BidVest Wits scored turned out to be an early birthday gift as he turns 22 on Thursday.
During the inaugural tournament last year used by the Confederation of African Football to help locally based players gain international experience, Amabinneplaas were eliminated by Zimbabwe in the first round.
"It's such a great honour to have helped my country qualify for the finals of this tournament in Sudan next year," Myeni said from Jabulani, Soweto.
"It feels good to know that my goal made history as this is the first time that South Africa have qualified for the finals, but I must say it was tough. We knew that the nation was relying on us to do the job, especially after Bantwana (Under-17 women's team) qualified for the Fifa 2010 Women's Under-17 World Cup last weekend.
"We are going to start with our preparations for the championships in Sudan after the 2010 World Cup, our aim is to do well in Sudan."
Team manager Barney Kujane said his charges would now embark on preparations for the championships. "This will also help us a great deal in our preparations for the 2012 London Olympics," he said.
Amabinneplaas are coached by Simon Ngomane, who is assisted by Humphrey Mlwane, while Innocent Mayoyo trains the goalkeepers.