By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
NINENTY minutes and Egypt remain the only remaining stumbling block for South Africa’s national Under-20 team to achieve their second dream FIFA World Cup qualification in a row.
Amajta face the young Pharaohs at the Dobsonville Stadium, Soweto at in a crucial last Group A match which they have to win at all cost to earn their passage though to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Columbia.
It is a naked truth that Maqsood “Mackey” Chenia, Amajita coach, is under a very serious pressure to win this match at all cost to prove his worth after he was appointed to the position which was originally given to Khabo Zondo.
“To us the match against Egypt is more than a game as there is a lot at stake. Firstly the match comes with a lot of responsibility for myself as a coach because I have to reward SAFA for their trust in me by guiding this team to the world cup, and secondly the boys want to be remembered as heroes to have qualified followed on the steps of the previous team that represented the country during the 2009 world cup in Egypt,” said Chenia.
Chenia has however his fears of losing to Egypt, saying: “Egypt is a difficult team to beat, but we will cross that bridge once we are there.”
Amajita did not start the tournament on a good note, losing 4-2 to Mali in the opening match, but only to regroup and beat Lesotho 2-1 in the second match.