Two AmaZulu players, Luyanda Gumede and Dylan Stoffels, have been called up to the South Africa Under 17 preliminary squad for the upcoming FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Chile.
National coach Molefi Ntseki chose a squad of 25 players, from which he must select 21 to travel to the World Cup.
Both Gumede and Stoffels have been in excellent form for AmaZulu juniors and this has seen head coach Steve Barker giving them a chance to train and play with the first team during pre season.
Amajimbos are in Group E alongside Russia, Korea DPR and Costa Rica, and the matches are scheduled to be staged in the City of Concepcion, Chile at Estadio Municipal Ester Roa.
“We are not going to Chile to add numbers, we are going there to play competitive football and ensure that this record we have broken by qualifying for the world cup does not go unnoticed,” said Ntseki.
“We are comfortable with the draw and the group we are seeded in and will go out there and ensure that we give it our all.”
The full squad:
Mondli Mpoto (SuperSport Academy), Sanele Tshabalala (Bidvest Wits Academy)
Walter Kubheka (Mamelodi Sundowns Academy), Daniel Meyer (Bidvest Wits Academy)
Notha Ngcobo (Mamelodi Sundowns Academy), Reeve Frosler (Bidvest Wits Academy), Luyanda Gumede (AmaZulu Academy), Keanu Cupido (Diambars Academy), Katlego Mohamme (SuperSport United Academy), Thendo Mukumela (SuperSport United Academy), Riyaaz Ismail (Hellenic FC)
Athenkosi Dlala (SuperSport United Academy), Wiseman Meyiwa (Kaizer Chiefs Academy), Sibongakonke Mbatha (School of Excellence), Tebogo Qinisile (Roses United ), Felix Noge (Harmony Academy), Charles Baloyi (Platinum Stars Academy) Simon Nqo (SuperSport United Academy), Kobamelo Kodisang (Platinum Stars Academy), Nelson Maluleke (SuperSport United Academy)
Khanyisa Mayo (SuperSport United Academy), Luvuyo Mkatshana (Bidvest Wits Academy), Vuyo Mantjie (Harmony Academy), Dylan Stoffels (AmaZulu Academy), Edwin Sekhwama (School of Excellence)