Foster, a doubt for u20 World Cup as Amajita depart for Saudi
Injuries continue to hamper the Amajita camp ahead of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland next month. The South African national U20 men’s team departs for Saudi Arabia tonight where they will play two international friendly matches against the U19 champions of Asia next week before departing for Poland to continue with their training camp. The team is already without vice-captain Nkosingiphile “Mshini” Ngcobo who is out on a long term injury and there’s also doubts about French based striker Lyle Foster according to head coach Thabo Senong. Amajita wrapped up their preparations at home today when they beat University of Johannesburg U21 team which plays in the Johannesburg SAB Regional League team 1-0. They will play two matches against Saudi Arabia and it’s preparation matches that make Senong excited. Including Foster, Senong has called up a squad of 26 players with some overseas based players to join the camp in Saudi Arabia and Poland respectively. The final 21-man squad is expected to be announced on the 13th of the next month with the tournament kicking off on the 23rd of next month until the 16th of June. Senong who has made history by qualifying for the U20 World Cup back to back and becoming the first South African coach to achieve that feat, now has to focus on preparing for their opening game against Argentina on the 25th of next month in Tychy. After bowing out in the group stages at the 2017 World Cup in South Korea, what are the targets for Senong and his team.