CityPress - - Sport - The im­por­tance of the SA U-20 game

Ama­jita must win, oth­er­wise a goal­less draw will still be enough for them to ad­vance on the away­goal rule af­ter they held Cameroon 1-1 in Yaoundé two weeks ago.

Pro­gres­sion to­day will earn Ama­jita a berth at the African Youth Cham­pi­onships in Sene­gal from March 8-22. The semi­fi­nal­ists will qual­ify for the Fifa Un­der-20 World Cup in New Zealand next year.

The SA Un­der-20 last ap­peared at the youth cham­pi­onships in 2011, but it was by de­fault as they were ini­tially elim­i­nated in the pre­lim­i­nary round.

South Africa played in the tour­na­ment as hosts af­ter the coun­try had re­placed Libya.

Ama­jita last qual­i­fied for the World Cup in 2009 un­der Ser­ame Let­soaka.

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