Notoane said he felt sorry for Ngcobo missing a second major international junior tournament having been injured ahead of the 2017 U-20 World Cup.
Notoane’s squad has had havoc wreaked upon it by the affects of Covid-19, with several warm-up friendlies and tournaments cancelled, and withdrawals of players.
Percy Tau, Gift Links, Thibang Phete, Siphephelo Sithole, Thapelo Morena, Siyabonga Dube are among overage and U-24 — the official cut-off age due to the Olympics being postponed a year — players who have been declared unavailable for the tournament, which does not feature on a Fifa date.
Cape Town City have revealed their two call-ups — right-back and utility player Abbubaker Mobara, 27, and forward Fagrie Lakay, 24 — on social media.
The U-23s lost 3-0 and 2-0 against Egypt in warm-ups last month. Their only other preparation matches were a 3-2 defeat and 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia back in November.
Notoane said at present SA only have Australia confirmed on July 16 as a final warm-up game.