SA coach Thabo Senong was pleased with the bronze medal gained by his side at the 2019 African Under-20 Championships‚ but admits there is much work to be done before the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Poland in May. Amajita held Nigeria to a 0-0 draw and then won 5-3 on penalties in the third-place play-off on Saturday to secure their second-best finish in the continental finals after a silver medal in 1997. “I’m happy for my boys because they won and we played against a very good team in Nigeria‚” Senong said. “It was mission accomplished because we wanted to rotate the squad and gave some players caps‚ and we wanted to approach the game with a winning mentality because we saw this as preparation for the World Cup.” Senong was missing several of his first-choice players‚ such as Monaco forward Lyle Foster and Utrecht playmaker Tashreeq Matthews‚ after they were not released by their clubs. It should not be an issue with the World Cup‚ for which clubs will be compelled to release playe...

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