SA U23s now at full strength


Cousin brothers Lyle Foster and Luther Singh, together with  Siyabonga Ngezana, arrived on Monday morning to form part of SA’s U23 squad that is in camp for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

The trio expressed their delight of being in Cairo, Egypt, adding that they are looking forward to contributing to the team’s ambitions of qualifying for next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

In order to achieve that goal, SA will need to secure a top three finish in this quadrennial U23 continental showpiece.

David Notoane and Grant Magerman had a media briefing on Monday.

They kicked off their campaign by playing to a 0-0 draw against Zambia in their opening Group B match, played on Saturday.

SA will now face Ivory Coast in their second group tie at the Al Salam Stadium on Tuesday at 17h00.

Coach David Notoane expressed his delight over having 20 players now in camp, adding that he and the technical staff will plan accordingly for their second group tie against the West African side.

“We are happy to have Lyle Foster, Siyabonga Ngezana and Luther Singh who reported for camp today,” said Notoane.

“This now puts us to a total of 20 players in camp leading up to our second group match against Ivory Coast. We are expecting Keanu Cupido to join the team some time this week.

“Having these numbers in camp gives us a nice headache going into our second group match,” Notoane added.

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