SZAMOTULY – The SA Under-20 team (Amajita) side held their first training session in Szamotuly, Poland, on Monday after arriving in the country in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Amajita are in camp preparing for the 2019 Fifa Under-20 World Cup tournament which takes place from May 23 to June 15 in Poland.
The national juniors are in Group F and will compete against Argentina, Korea Republic and Portugal with all teams aiming to reach the knockout stages.
The last time Amajita reached the knockout stages of a World Cup was in 2009 when under the leadership of former coach Serame Letsoaka, they lost 2-1 to Ghana in the last-16 of the competition.
In the Under-20 World Cup Thabo Senong’s charges will first take on six-time world champions Argentina on May 25 at the Tychy Stadium, just three days before their second Group F fixture against former Under-20 World Cup hosts, Korea Republic, at the same venue on May 28.