South Africa’s National Under-20 (Amajita) head coach Helman Mkhalele says they are targeting “to win this year’s COSAFA Championship”.
“I am truly looking forward to this year’s COSAFA Men’s Under-20 Championship,” Mkhalele told SAFA’s official website.
“We have roped in talented players which I believe have what it takes to represent the country in at the upcoming tournament. We can only take 20 of them to the tournament and I believe each and every one of them, do have what it takes to make the team.
“Our mission for this year’s COSAFA edition is no different from what we wanted to achieve in last year’s.
“We want to win this year’s COSAFA Championship and also qualify for next year’s U-20 AFCON tournament set to take place in Mauritania, too.
“A top two finish earns us a spot in next year’s AFCON edition, however, walking away being crowned this year’s COSAFA Men’s Under-20 Championship will also make us extremely proud.
“We lost out to Zambia in last year’s COSAFA final and we just want to improve from that performance.”