Amajita eager to shed underdog status in Egypt

WITH Ghana, Nigeria and hosts Egypt Fifa World Youth Championship favourites from the African continent, Amajita are seen as underdogs.

WITH Ghana, Nigeria and hosts Egypt Fifa World Youth Championship favourites from the African continent, Amajita are seen as underdogs.

Amajita are eager to repeat their feat of 1997, when under the guidance of Shakes Mashaba, the then Benni McCarthy-led side earned rave reviews.

But that was the last time they made an appearance in the tournament.

SA, captained by Ramahlwe Mphahlele, start their campaign against United Arab Emirates on Sunday at 6.30pm.

Amajita's mentor Serame Letsoaka is faced with the Herculean task of leading his troops to glory.

Blessed with players who possess skill, creativity, mobility and speed, SA are potent up front and rely on counter-attacks, utilising the flanks to launch most of their forward moves. - Fifa website

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