Vela Khumalo announces 21-man squad for U17 AFCON

The South African U17 Men’s National Team (Amajimbos) coach Vela Khumalo has announced his final 21-man squad for the upcoming 2021 U17 Africa Cup of Nations.

“We are looking forward to a tough but exciting tournament. We are ready to put up a great show and advertise the South African style of play. In the past South Africa has done very well in the U-17 tournament and we intend to continue doing so,” Khumalo told SAFA’s website.

“It is unfortunate that there will be no U-17 FIFA World Cup this year as qualification for that tournament was our ultimate goal. However, we will go to Morocco and bring back with us the much-needed international experience for these players as they are the stars of tomorrow.”


  1. Callum THOMPSON KZN Academy (KwaZulu Natal)
  2. Deejan AH SHENE Ubuntu FC (Western Cape)
  3. Tyrique SIMONS SuperSport United (Gauteng)
  4. Akhanyile NORAWANA School of Excellence (Gauteng)
  5. Siyabonga GUMEDE School of Excellence (Gauteng)
  6. Puso DITHEJANE School of Excellence (Gauteng)
  7. Abram MASHELE Supersport United (Gauteng)
  8. Kabelo KGOSITLILE Baroka (Limpopo)
  9. Yamkela PHALANE AmaZulu (KwaZulu Natal)
  10. Luciano JONAS Unattached (formerly with Bidvest Wits)
  11. Siphesihle TATI Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)
  12. Mduduzi SHABALALA Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)
  13. Ntandoyenkosi NKOSI Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)
  14. Luphumlo SIFUMBA Cape Town City (Western Cape)
  15. Siyabong KHOZA Panarama FC (Gauteng)
  16. Unathi RADEBE Cape Town Spurs (Western Cape)
  17. Keaviano FRANCIS School of Excellence (Gauteng)
  18. Sanele SKOSANA AP Apprentice Academy (Gauteng)
  19. Mikhenso MBIGA TS Galaxy (Mpumalanga)
  20. Thabang MAHLANGU SuperSport United (Gauteng)
  21. Njabulo HLONGWANE Kaizer Chiefs (Gauteng)

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