Majimbos grateful for helping hand

MAJIMBOS coach Solly Luvhengo believes the team is well on track with preparations for the 2011 African and World Under-17 championships.

MAJIMBOS coach Solly Luvhengo believes the team is well on track with preparations for the 2011 African and World Under-17 championships.

The South African Under-17 soccer side is in George in Western Cape where they will play against Mozambique in an international friendly tomorrow.

"We are impressed by the support from Safa and the sponsors in terms of helping us with international friendlies as part of our preparations," Luvhengo said.

This match will mark the official opening of the new Lawaaikamp Stadium, which was built by First National Bank as World Cup legacy project.

Luvhengo has roped in two new players from the team that beat Zimbabwe 3-1 at Thohoyandou Stadium in November.

The players are James Zulu and Israel Tarique.

"We also included a third player, Franco Haai, but he is out due to an injury. We are playing at home and want to keep the winning rhythm," Luvhengo said.

"Our preparations are going accordingly and we are eager to qualify for the 2011 African and World Under-17 championships."

The qualifiers for Africa will start later this year and the teams that reach the semifinals of the continental event will represent Africa in the world tournament next year.

The Majimbos squad to face Mozambique in George comprises: Stanton Weir, Siyabulela Mose, Mpilo Ngcongo, Nkululeko Tshangane, Jino Moeketsi, Menzi Ngcobo, Khumbulani Mkhize, James Zulu, Israel Tarique, Avela Cezu, Dean Patricio, Maselaelo Seanego, Phumlani Ntshangase, Thabo Zungu, Samkelo Zondi, Sakhile Ngubo and Thabani Mthembu.

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