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Senong names final AFCON squad

Amajita will contest the upcoming U-20 Africa Cup of Nations without Lyle Foster, but Leicester City midfielder Khanya Leshabela has been included in the 21-man squad.

Head coach Thabo Senong announced his squad for the competition on Wednesday morning, including some of the country’s top prospects such as Promise Mkhuma of Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs’ Nkosingiphile Ngcobo and Luke le Roux from SuperSport United.

Amajita are in Group A with hosts Niger, Burundi and Nigeria.

“We worked with a very talented group which made it really difficult for us to come up with the final 21-man squad that is to represent the country in Niger,” Senong said. “It is every player’s dream to represent their nation at the highest level and is quite unfortunate that we could not take all of them.

“I believe we have selected a balanced squad that will represent the nation well in the upcoming AFCON U-20 tournament.”

A top-four finish will see Amajita qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which will be played in Poland later this year. 

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