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SOUTH Africa winger Kobamelo Kodisang (pic­tured) is con­fi­dent the side can over­come the odds and get their 2019 Fifa Un­der20 World Cup cam­paign off to a pos­i­tive start when they tackle Ar­gentina to­day. Ama­jita are ap­pear­ing in a sec­ond suc­ces­sive World Cup in this age-group and are up against it with Por­tu­gal and South Korea also in their pool. But Kodisang, who was on loan in the Por­tuguese third-tier from Wits this sea­son, says they have noth­ing to fear. “I think we will do well. We have to be con­fi­dent, we know it won’t be easy but we are here to com­pete. If we can be con­fi­dent enough, we can do well in all the matches,” he said. Kodisang was also part of the Ama­jita side that cam­paigned in South Korea two years ago, and has also played at the Un­der-17 World Cup, mak­ing it a rare feat for a South African to ap­pear in as many global tour­na­ments. “I never thought I would ever play in three ju­nior World Cups un­til I joined the Plat­inum Stars academy, which changed ev­ery­thing.” Af­ter Ar­gentina, Ama­jita tackle South Korea on May 28, and then Por­tu­gal three days later. The top two teams in each pool ad­vance to the sec­ond round, along with the four best third-placed fin­ish­ers. Ama­jita have reached the knock­out stages of the Un­der-20 World Cup once be­fore, but lost to even­tual win­ners Ghana in 2009. — Su­perS­port.

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