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South Africa national under-17 football team

The South Africa national under-17 football team, is a youth football (soccer) team, which represents South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa. The team's main objectives are to qualify and play at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations and FIFA U-17 World Cup.

South Africa under-17
Nickname(s)Amajimbos
AssociationSouth African
Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA
Head coachMolefi Ntseki
CaptainCostandino Christondoulou
Most capsThamsanqa Ayanda Juqu
Top scorerSduduzo Lwazi Siwela
FIFA codeRSA
First colours
Second colours
Africa U-17 Cup of Nations
Appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best resultRunners-ups, 2015
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2015)
Best resultGroup Stage, 2015

HistoryEdit

The team was started in 1993, when the SAFA decided to form an under-17 team. The team's greatest achievement to date include a second-place finish at the 2015 African U-17 Championship, hosted in Niger and qualifying for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

Current squadEdit

The following 21 players were selected to compete in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Head coach:   Molefi Ntseki

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Costandino Christondoulou (2002-05-12)12 May 2002 (aged 16) Template:Country data RSA/Greece Liverpool F.C
2 3MF Simon Nqoi (2001-06-28)28 June 2001 (aged 14)   SuperSport United
3 2DF Riyaaz Ismail (1998-01-05)5 January 1998 (aged 17)   Hellenic
4 2DF Kateglo Mohamme (1998-03-10)10 March 1998 (aged 17)   SuperSport United
5 3MF Athenkosi Dlala (1998-02-06)6 February 1998 (aged 17)   SuperSport United
6 2DF Notha Ngcobo (1999-01-10)10 January 1999 (aged 16)   Mamelodi Sundowns
7 3MF Sduduzo Siwela (2003-05-12)12 May 2003 (aged 15) 4 11   AmaZulu F.C
8 3MF Sibongakonke Mbatha (1998-01-01)1 January 1998 (aged 17)   School of Exellence
9 4FW Luvuyo Mkatshana (1998-04-20)20 April 1998 (aged 17)   Bidvest Wits
10 3MF Nelson Maluleke (1998-04-01)1 April 1998 (aged 17)   SuperSport United
11 3MF Muhammed Ball (2003-05-19)19 May 2003 (aged 15)   Bidvest Wits Academy
12 3MF Thamsanqa Juqu (2002-12-27)27 December 2002 (aged 15)   Kaizer Chiefs
13 2DF Thendo Mukumela (1998-01-30)30 January 1998 (aged 17)   Mamelodi Sundowns
14 3MF Tebogo Qinisile (1998-05-13)13 May 1998 (aged 17)   Bloemfontein Celtic
15 2DF Keanu Cupido (1998-01-15)15 January 1998 (aged 17)   Diambars Academy
16 1GK Mondli Mpoto (1998-07-24)24 July 1998 (aged 17)   SuperSport United
17 4FW Khanyisa Mayo (1998-08-27)27 August 1998 (aged 17)   SuperSport United
18 4FW Dylan Stoffels (1999-01-18)18 January 1999 (aged 16)   AmaZulu
19 4FW Kobamelo Kodisang (1999-08-28)28 August 1999 (aged 16)   Platinum Stars
20 3MF Reeve Frosler (1998-01-11)11 January 1998 (aged 17)   Bidvest Wits
21 1GK Walter Kubheka (1999-01-07)7 January 1999 (aged 16)   Mamelodi Sundowns

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