The South African National Under 20 Team head coach Solly Luvhengo says he is confident ahead of the first leg match of the African Youth championship against Nigeria that is scheduled to take place at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Friday, 21 September 2012.
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Luvhengo says his charges are physically and psychologically ready to take on the current AYC Champions.
Both teams are expected to complete their preparations on Thursday evening (20 September) when they hold their final training sessions at the match venue. Luvhengo adds that his team is in high spirits and all the players are aware of the mammoth task ahead. They also know what needs to be done when they walk onto the field.
“The mood is positive, the players want this win very much and I have no doubt they will give their all to get it. Ours is to put them in the right frame of mind, and the rest is in their hands. It will be important for us to score and not concede. We will be very attack-minded when we play this match, and have no intentions of defending because we are looking for a win,” said the head coach.
Luvhengo has also pleaded for support from the nation.
"These are our future Bafana Bafana stars and they need all the support they can get to overcome their opponents. I am making a plea to the fans to come in big numbers to support the youngsters because it would be very embarrassing to play at home in a stadium full of Nigerians," added Luvhengo.
Kick-off is at 19h00.