South Africa national under-23 football team

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South Africa U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Amaglug-glug
Association South African Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA
Head coach Owen Da Gama
Captain Keagan Dolly
FIFA code RSA
First colours
Second colours
First international
 South Africa 0–0 Ghana [1]
Olympic Games
Appearances 2 (first in 2000)
Best result Group Stage (2000, 2016)
African 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. 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 have been born on or after 1 January 1989. At the Olympic finals tournament, the team may be supplemented with 3 over-age players.[2]

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.

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 - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 3 0 2 1 1 2
Total 2/6 6 1 1 3 6 7

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
Republic of the Congo 2015 Did not qualify
Total 4/5 16 6 5 4 16 14
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty shootout.

Recent results and fixtures[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the South Africa squad in the men's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July.[3] view · talk

Head coach: Owen Da Gama

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Jody February (1996-05-12)12 May 1996 (aged 20) 0 0 South Africa Ajax Cape Town
2 2DF Eric Mathoho* (1990-03-01)1 March 1990 (aged 26) 0 0 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
3 2DF Repo Malepe (1997-02-18)18 February 1997 (aged 19) 0 0 South Africa Orlando Pirates
4 4FW Mothobi Mvala (1994-06-14)14 June 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 South Africa Highlands Park
5 2DF Rivaldo Coetzee (1996-10-16)16 October 1996 (aged 19) 0 0 South Africa Ajax Cape Town
6 2DF Kwandakwensizwa Mngonyama (1993-09-25)25 September 1993 (aged 22) 0 0 South Africa Maritzburg United
7 3MF Menzi Masuku (1993-04-15)15 April 1993 (aged 23) 0 0 South Africa Orlando Pirates
8 3MF Tyroane Sandows (1995-02-12)12 February 1995 (aged 21) 0 0 Brazil Grêmio
9 4FW Tashreeq Morris (1994-05-13)13 May 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 South Africa Ajax Cape Town
10 4FW Keagan Dolly (c) (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 23) 0 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
11 3MF Maphosa Modiba (1995-07-22)22 July 1995 (aged 21) 0 0 South Africa Mpumalanga Black Aces
12 4FW Lebo Mothiba (1996-01-28)28 January 1996 (aged 20) 0 0 France Lille
13 2DF Abbubaker Mobara (1994-02-18)18 February 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 South Africa Orlando Pirates
14 3MF Gift Motupa (1994-09-23)23 September 1994 (aged 21) 0 0 South Africa Orlando Pirates
15 3MF Phumlani Ntshangase (1994-12-24)24 December 1994 (aged 21) 0 0 South Africa Bidvest Wits
16 1GK Itumeleng Khune* (1987-06-20)20 June 1987 (aged 29) 0 0 South Africa Kaizer Chiefs
17 2DF Tebogo Moerane (1995-04-07)7 April 1995 (aged 21) 0 0 South Africa Bidvest Wits
18 3MF Deolin Mekoa (1993-08-10)10 August 1993 (aged 22) 0 0 South Africa Maritzburg United
19 4FW Andile Fikizolo (1994-05-13)13 May 1994 (aged 22) 0 0 South Africa Lamontville Golden Arrows
21 4FW Thabiso Kutumela (1993-07-03)3 July 1993 (aged 23) 0 0 South Africa Baroka

* Over-aged player.

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]

References[edit]

External links[edit]