Majimbos fired up

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Majimbos are determined to show Malawi's Under-17 national soccer side an early exit in the 2009 African Under-17 Championships qualifiers.

The South African Under-17s arrived in Blantyre yesterday for a do-or-die battle with Malawi tomorrow at 3pm.

Pressure is on the Teboho Moloi-guided Majimbos after going down 0-1 in the first-leg match at Eldorado Park two weeks ago. South Africa dominated that game but failed to convert their chances. Andy Simokonda scored the only goal of the match.

Assistant coach Solly Luvhengo is confident that Majimbos will advance to the second round of this biennial tournament.

"It goes without saying that the game in Blantyre will be a difficult one for us, we have to be more aggressive in front of goals," he said.

"If Malawi can score one goal here [in South Africa], I don't see why we can't get two or three. We have been training hard, perfecting our finishing."

The South African squad is:

Goalkeepers - Sanele Ngubane , Abram Marosha.

Defenders - Mbongeni Gumede , Siyabonga Mkhwanazi, Kamogelo Ratau, Itumeleng Moleofi, Doctor Mampuru, Sello Mohlaka, Faeez Khan.

Midfielders - Thomas Serubarube, Xolani Mdaki, Lebogang Moloto, jabulani Ncobeni, Khulekani Khumalo, Lehlonoholo Masalesa, Menzi Masuku, Mothusi Gopane.

Strikers - Justice Nozozo, Sanele Mkhize, Zanele Zungu.