The DA congratulates the South Africa men’s U20 national team, the Amajita, and their coaching staff for their historic 2-1 win over Finland in the final of the Commonwealth Cup last night.
To cap off this phenomenal achievement, team captain Motjeka Madisha was named man of the tournament and Pule Maraisane striker of the tournament.
This weekend’s success has now established Amajita’s as firm contenders in the 2015 CAF African U-20 Championship in Senegal in March, and teams that reach the semi-finalists in this tough event will qualify for the 2015 FIFA u/20 World Cup.
Amajita’s success is a clear indication that South African football is on the rise, and that player development, coaching and management structures in the junior divisions are starting to bear fruit.
The DA along with the rest of the nation, are extremely proud of these young men who beat some of the best junior teams in world football, and look forward to their arrival in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon.
The DA will continue to cheer on Amajita as they march to conquer African football’s finest, and afterward as they head on to conquer the world.
Solly Msimanga MPL
DA Gauteng Spokesperson for Sport
060 558 8308