By Anye Nde Nsoh
Football Writer kick442.com Cameroon
Vela Khumalo head coach of U-17 National Team of South Africa have made public his 21-man squad to represent the country ahead of the U-17 African Nations Cup.
The tournament is penciled for March 13 – 31, 2021, in Morocco which will see 12 teams drawn in three pools scrambling for the trophy.
Coach Khumalo’s 21-man squad called up is made up of three goalkeepers, four defenders, nine midfielders and five forwards.
Callum THOMPSON KZN Academy (KwaZulu Natal)
Deejan AH SHENE Ubuntu FC (Western Cape)
Tyrique SIMONS SuperSport United (Gauteng)
Akhanyile NORAWANA School of Excellence (Gauteng)
Siyabonga GUMEDE School of Excellence (Gauteng)
Puso DITHEJANE School of Excellence (Gauteng)
Abram MASHELE Supersport United (Gauteng)
Kabelo KGOSITLILE Baroka (Limpopo)
Yamkela PHALANE AmaZulu (KwaZulu Natal)
Luciano JONAS Unattached (formerly with Bidvest Wits)
Siphesihle TATI Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)
Mduduzi SHABALALA Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)
Ntandoyenkosi NKOSI Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)
Luphumlo SIFUMBA Cape Town City (Western Cape)
Siyabong KHOZA Panarama FC (Gauteng)
Unathi RADEBE Cape Town Spurs (Western Cape)
Keaviano FRANCIS School of Excellence (Gauteng)
Sanele SKOSANA AP Apprentice Academy (Gauteng)
Mikhenso MBIGA TS Galaxy (Mpumalanga)
Thabang MAHLANGU SuperSport United (Gauteng)
Njabulo HLONGWANE Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)
Coach Vela Khumalo and boys are drawn in group C of the tournament together with West African opponents Cameroon, Senegal and Mali.
They will leave for Casablanca Morocco where their games will be played Thursday, 4 March 2021, were they will continue fine-tuning tactics for the battle ahead. Current AFCON champions Cameroon will be their first opponent on 18 March 2021 then Senegal on 21 March 2021 before Mali.
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