South Africa national under-23 football team

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South Africa under-23
Nickname(s) Amaglug-glug
Association South African
Football Association
Sub-confederation COSAFA
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Owen Da Gama
FIFA code RSA
First colours
Second colours
First international
 South Africa 0–0 Ghana [1]
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (First in 2000)
Best result Group Stage 2000
All-Africa Games
Appearances 4 (First in 1999)
Best result Runner up, 2011

The South Africa national under-23 football team is a youth football (soccer) team, which represents South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa. The team's main objectives are to qualify and play at the All-Africa Games and Olympic Games. The team has played at three All-Africa Games and one Olympic tournament.

History[edit]

The team was started in 1994, when SAFA decided to form a youth team. The team has been sponsored by SASOL since its inception, leading to the nickname, 'Amaglug-glug'. The team's greatest achievements to date include a third place finish at the 1999 All-Africa Games, hosted in South Africa and qualifying for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Player eligibility[edit]

Players who are selected, will be 23 or younger in the following Olympic year. With the next Olympics being held in London in 2012, players need to born on or after 1 January 1989. At the Olympic finals tournament, the team may be supplemented with 3 over-age players.[2]

Recent and future matches[edit]

Recent results

Date Team Result Score Type Venue
17 September 2011  Ghana D 1-1 (Lost 2-4 on penalties) 2011 All-Africa Games Final Mozambique Estádio do Maxaquene, Maputo, Mozambique
13 September 2011  Senegal D 0-0 (Won 6-5 on penalties) 2011 All-Africa Games Semifinal Mozambique Estádio do Zimpeto, Maputo, Mozambique
7 September 2011  Ghana W 1-0 2011 All-Africa Games group match Mozambique Estádio do Maxaquene, Maputo, Mozambique
4 September 2011  Mozambique W 3-1 2011 All-Africa Games group match Mozambique Estádio do Zimpeto, Maputo, Mozambique
10 August 2011  Namibia L 0-1 International Friendly Namibia Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia
12 November 2011  Algeria International Friendly Algeria Algiers, Algeria
15 November 2011  Algeria International Friendly Algeria Algiers, Algeria
26 November 2011  Ivory Coast D 1-1 2011 CAF U-23 Championship group match Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
29 November  Gabon D 1-1 2011 CAF U-23 Championship group match Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
2 December 2011  Egypt L 0-2 2011 CAF U-23 Championship group match Morocco Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

Upcoming matches

Date Team Result Score Type Venue
March 2015  Zimbabwe/Template:Country data SWA 2015 CAF U-23 Championship qualifier Zimbabwe/Template:Country data SWA Zimbabwe/Swaziland
April 2015  Zimbabwe/Template:Country data SWA 2015 CAF U-23 Championship qualifier South Africa South Africa

Current squad and recent call ups[edit]

Current squad[edit]

A 21 man squad was selected for the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship in Morocco.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sage Lottering (1991-04-08) 8 April 1991 (age 23) South Africa Moroka Swallows
16 1GK Brilliant Khuzwayo (1990-02-09) 9 February 1990 (age 24) South Africa Thanda Royal Zulu
21 1GK Brighton Mhlongo (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 24) South Africa Orlando Pirates
3 2DF Sibusiso Mxoyana (1989-04-14) 14 April 1989 (age 25) South Africa Orlando Pirates
4 2DF Thulani Hlatshwayo (1989-12-18) 18 December 1989 (age 25) South Africa Ajax Cape Town
5 2DF Eric Mathoho (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 24) South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
13 2DF Siyabonga Zulu (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 24) South Africa Blackburn Rovers
14 2DF Gladwin Shitolo (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 25) South Africa Jomo Cosmos
20 2DF Mxolisi Mayongo (1989-01-26) 26 January 1989 (age 26) South Africa AmaZulu
2 3MF Sibusiso Khumalo (1989-09-07) 7 September 1989 (age 25) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
7 3MF Sameehg Doutie (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 (age 25) South Africa Orlando Pirates
8 3MF Thandani Ntshumayelo (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 24) South Africa Supersport United
10 3MF Jabulani Shongwe (1989-02-28) 28 February 1989 (age 25) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
11 3MF Mandla Masango (1989-07-18) 18 July 1989 (age 25) South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
18 3MF Thamsanqa Sangweni (1989-05-26) 26 May 1989 (age 25) South Africa AmaZulu
19 3MF Kulegani Madondo (1990-06-20) 20 June 1990 (age 24) South Africa Maritzburg United
6 4FW Rodney Ramagalela (1989-01-10) 10 January 1989 (age 26) South Africa Black Leopards
9 4FW Riaan Eugene (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 23) South Africa Santos
12 4FW Phumelele Bhengu (1989-11-19) 19 November 1989 (age 25) South Africa Mpumalanga Black Aces
15 4FW Bhongolwethu Jayiya (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 24) South Africa Wits University

Recent call-ups[edit]

Caps, goals and club affiliations relate to the time at which the matches were played.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Boalefa Pule South Africa SuperSport United Pretoria training camp October 2011
GK Darren Keet (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 25) Belgium K.V. Kortrijk v.  Namibia 10 August 2011
DF Doctor Mampuru (Captain) (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 22) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns Pretoria training camp October 2011
DF Wandisile Letlabika South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns Pretoria training camp October 2011
DF Ramahlwe Mphahlele (1990-02-01) 1 February 1990 (age 24) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns Pretoria training camp October 2011
DF Buhlebuyeza Mkhwanazi South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic Pretoria training camp October 2011
DF Enrico Adolph (1992-01-17) 17 January 1992 (age 23) South Africa Wits University v. 2011 All-Africa Games
DF Wilson Mkhwanazi South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns v. 2011 All-Africa Games
DF Katlego Pule South Africa Wits University v. 2011 All-Africa Games
DF Siyanda Xulu (1991-12-30) 30 December 1991 (age 23) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns v.  Benin 4 June 2011
DF Thabang Matuka South Africa Platinum Stars v.  Benin 4 June 2011
DF Mequel Timm South Africa Supersport United v.  Malawi 30 April 2011
MF Themba Zwane South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns Pretoria training camp October 2011
MF Raymond Monama South Africa Black Leopards Pretoria training camp October 2011
MF Sibusiso Vilakazi (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 25) South Africa Wits University Pretoria training camp October 2011
MF Khunadi Nkoana South Africa Chippa United v. 2011 All-Africa Games
MF Lehlogonolo Masalesa South Africa Wits University v. 2011 All-Africa Games
MF Thabang Motau South Africa Mpumalanga Black Aces v. 2011 All-Africa Games
MF Mlungusi Mbunjana South Africa University of Johannesburg v.  Namibia 10 August 2011
MF Kamohelo Mokotjo (1991-03-11) 11 March 1991 (age 23) Netherlands Feyenoord v.  Namibia 10 August 2011
MF Sici Shilembe South Africa Ajax Cape Town v.  Namibia 10 August 2011
MF Christopher Flandorp South Africa Wits University v.  Zimbabwe 10 July 2011
MF Aubrey Ngoma South Africa University of Pretoria v.  Zimbabwe 25 June 2011
MF Thandani Ntshumayelo (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 24) South Africa Supersport United v.  Zimbabwe 25 June 2011
MF Bongani Nyathi South Africa Free State Stars v.  Malawi 30 April 2011
MF Lwazi Skosana South Africa Moroka Swallows v.  Malawi 30 April 2011
MF Bongani Theletsane South Africa Jomo Cosmos v.  Malawi 30 April 2011
MF Mbuso Manyoni South Africa Supersport United v.  Malawi 30 April 2011
MF Philani Khwela South Africa Supersport United v.  Malawi 30 April 2011
MF Andile Jali (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 24) South Africa Orlando Pirates v.  Libya 9 April 2011
MF Letlhogonolo Masalesa South Africa Wits University v.  Libya 9 April 2011
MF Thulani Serero (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 (age 24) South Africa Ajax Cape Town v.  Libya 9 April 2011
MF Sibusiso Vilakazi (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 25) South Africa Wits University v.  Libya 27 March 2011
FW Bongani Ndulula (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 25) South Africa Orlando Pirates Pretoria training camp October 2011
FW Thokozani Sekotlong South Africa University of Pretoria Pretoria training camp October 2011
FW Ruzaigh Gamildien South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic Pretoria training camp October 2011
FW Kermit Erasmus (1990-07-08) 8 July 1990 (age 24) South Africa Supersport United Pretoria training camp October 2011
FW Fisimpilo Ntombela (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 25) South Africa Black Spurs v. 2011 All-Africa Games
FW Wish Ntombela South Africa Witbank Spurs v.  Namibia 10 August 2011
FW Dino Ndlovu (1990-02-15) 15 February 1990 (age 24) Israel Bnei Yehuda v.  Zimbabwe 10 July 2011
FW Lucky Nguzana South Africa African Warriors v.  Benin 4 June 2011
FW Augustine Leonard South Africa Moroka Swallows v.  Benin 4 June 2011
FW George Maluleka (1989-01-07) 7 January 1989 (age 26) South Africa Ajax Cape Town v.  Libya 9 April 2011

Notable former players[edit]

Players who have previously played for the under-23 team, and have since gone on to play for the senior team:

Managers[edit]

Tournament records[edit]

Olympic Games record[edit]

Olympic Games
Hosts/Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
Spain 1992 Did not enter - - - - - -
United States 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Australia 2000 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 5 5
Greece 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - -
China 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 1/5 3 1 0 2 5 5

All-Africa Games record[edit]

All-Africa Games
Hosts/Year Result GP W D* L GS GA
South Africa 1999 Third Place 5 3 2 0 8 2
Nigeria 2003 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 6
Algeria 2007 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 1 4
Mozambique 2011 Runners up 5 2 2 0 5 2
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

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