Amajita coach Thabo Senong has had problems when calling up Europe-based players for a pre-Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations camp‚ but the number of players he has available from overseas still pleases him. Senong was expecting English Premier League club Leicester City’s 19-year-old forward Khanya Leshabela to arrive in the camp‚ which serves as preparation for February’s Under-20 Afcon in Niger‚ after honouring an Under-23 fixture for his club. The coach admitted he had struggled communicating with the clubs of Lyle Foster (Monaco)‚ Tashreeq Matthews (Borussia Dortmund)‚ Buhle Damane (Vitoria Setubal)‚ Bradley Cross (Schalke)‚ Kobamelo Kodisang (AD Sanjoanense)‚ and Sphephelo Sithole (Belenenses). Senong‚ though‚ admitted that such a high number of young players based in Europe was unusual and highly promising for the SA Under-20 team. “I think the past three years has been a good transition phase for SA football‚” the Amajita coach said. Clubs have exported a lot of players. That au...

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