Amajimbos Train in Blazing Heat of Cairo

In a prelude of what to expect when they take on their Egyptian counterparts on Saturday evening (19h00 kick off time), Amajimbos coach Molefi Ntseki took his charges through their paces in blazing heat late on Thursday afternoon.

The U17 squad is here to play Egypt in the second leg of the CAF Youth championships having won the first leg 2-1. And from Thursday’s tough drilling, Ntseki is taking no chances.

Temperatures in this mostly desert country are hovering around 37C degrees and instead of remaining under cool indoors temperatures Ntseki drilled his boys for more than an hour practicing mainly set-pieces.

“We are not here on holiday but to work and doing this is part of acclimatization process,” said the imposing mentor.

“I know it looks unfair to the boys to expose them to this unrelenting heat but who says sweet achievements come on a silver platter you must sweat and struggle for victory,” he said.

The U17 play Egypt in the second leg of the CAF Youth championships in which the overall winner qualify for Niger next year.

Four top teams in Niger will qualify for the World Cup which is scheduled for Chile.

Source : South African Football Association