The Future Stars pulled off victories over AmaTuks under-17 (1-0) and Kaizer Chiefs (3-1) last week. Mendu said it was rather emotional to lead his young guns on Chiefs' home turf, especially with the Soweto derby atmosphere in the air.
"I was very happy for the boys. They have worked so hard and this will be one of the highlights of their careers.
"We told the boys to go out there and show that they also deserve respect," he said.
Future Stars camp players:
Kabelo Makudubele (Free State), Froneha Jonas (Western Cape), Monray Mndebele (Gauteng), Gontse Maiya (Free State), Kutlwano Morake (Gauteng), Siphiwe Bereng (North West), Lungelo Madisha (KwaZulu-Natal), Ntethelo Xaba (KwaZulu-Natal), Sithembiso Chalete (Free State), Leope Lephalala (Limpopo), Mogau Maselela (Limpopo), Lucky Makaosai (Eastern Cape), Gontse Malete (Limpopo), Kabelo Nqwenesa (North West).