Thwala Confident of Amajita in 8-Nation Tourney

AmaZulu’s youngest son and striker Siyabonga Thwala is confident he and his Amajita teammates have what it takes to succeed in the 8-Nation Tournament kicking off this Friday, 25 May at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town.

The former Durban Warriors man who turns 18 in November this year told that facing Argentina will call for a no compromise approach.

“Everything has been going well in the team and in the friendly match we played this week we did well.

“We can’t be scared of them because of their names, nothing can stop us from achieving something if we set our minds to it,” said Thwala.


The South African Under 20 National Team is in Group A. On Sunday, 27 May at 14h00, they take on Ghana at the Cape Town Stadium. Next up again at the Cape Town Stadium, Solly Luvhengo’s men face Nigeria on Tuesday, 29 May at 18h00.

Group B has the much feared Brazil, Cameroon, Japan and Kenya.  

Meanwhile, Namibian international Tangeni Shipahu is also said to be flying the Usuthu flag proudly in Germany. The Brave Warriors have a number of friendly matches lined up including a match against neighbours, Mozambique before they return to start their CAF AFCON 2013 Qualifiers in June.


Zimbabwean duo of Tapuwa Kapini and Carlington Nyadombo are preparing for their sides home match against Guinea which is scheduled to be played on June 3.

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