Amajimbos Meet Mali In Bafana Curtain Raiser

South Africa Men’s National Under-17 team, Amajimbos who finished runners-up at the recently ended CAF African Youth championships in Niger to Mali, have an opportunity to avenge their final loss to the West Africans.  Molefi Ntseki’s Amajimbos play African champions Mali in probably one of the most mouth-watering curtain-raisers at Mbombela Stadium.  Amajimbos versus Mali match kicks off at 13:00 before Bafana Bafana face Nigeria later that same day in the main event.

The South African Under-17 team met Mali twice in Niger – drawing the first match 2-2 during the group stages and lost 2-0 in the final.  Both teams, together with Nigeria and Guinea, will represent Africa at the World Cup in Chile.  SAFA President Danny Jordaan said:  ‘Fans could not have asked for a better soccer feast.  Before Bafana Bafana take on the Super Eagles, fans will watch a repeat of the Amajimbos, Mali grudge fight.  We all know what transpired in Niger, unfortunately there was no footage for fans to see for themselves but will be in a position to watch the ‘grudge return fight’ on 29 March in Mbombela live and direct.’

It was also announced that the Under-23s will play the Palestine Senior National Team in Palestine on 14 March 2015.  This will be coach Owen Da Gama’s first assignment as the Under-23 coach.