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South Africa U17 coach fears Ghana's Black Starlets

Published on: 29 October 2012

South Africa Under-17 coach Shakes Mashaba is wary of Ghana despite enjoying home advantage in their 2013 CAN Under-17 Cup final round first leg qualifier.

Amajimbos beat Zambia Under-17 1-0 away in Kitwe on Sunday to advance to the final round 2-1 on aggregate.'

"It is an advantage to the visiting team because they play more with a plan and grit as well," Mashaba told

"We can hope that we get more time to prepare the team and we hope that we can progress."

Amajimbos will host Ghana in during the weekend of November 16 before travelling at Accra in the last weekend of the month to decide which side qualifiers for next March’s finals in Morocco.

"A journey of hundred miles starts with one step this is the first step that we are taking," Mashaba said.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • KWAME PITO says:
    October 30, 2012 02:02 am
  • Blow says:
    October 29, 2012 11:17 pm
    Very good coach, taking chances is like digging our own graves.
  • Abai Jerry John says:
    October 29, 2012 09:18 pm
    What the Ghanaian U-17 ladies did at the just ended U-17 women's world cup has really sent a signal to the South African U-17 coach. I know that what he will be saying right now is, 'if their women were able to do this, how more the men?'. You have every right to be scared because we are fully prepared to win over u as our senior team did to ur team in 2006.
  • NANA KENYA USA. says:
    October 29, 2012 09:00 pm
    SA 0 Ghana 2 Ghana all the way.
  • Dr Who says:
    October 29, 2012 07:38 pm
    If you are coming to play against the Starlets that defeated Orlando Wellington‘s Satellites 3-0,then simply forget about qualification because they are good.
  • Nana Owusu says:
    October 29, 2012 03:49 pm
    Haha!! we will welcome ur boys to GH soccer school :)) more fire!!
  • NABY says:
    October 29, 2012 03:30 pm
    Am very sorry,Shakes Mashaba,cos ur Amajimbos cant stand in the way of Ghana,esp after missing the last two editions of the CAN U-17 championships,the Black Starlets are out to reclaim their lost glory