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CSA announce extended SA U19 Camp squad

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced an extended 27-man squad for the SA U19 Men, who are assembling for a selection camp at the CSA Centre of Excellence (COE) from 17 -21 March 2023.

With the ICC U19 Men’s World Cup 2024 approaching, the camp forms part of the ongoing CSA Talent Acceleration Program (TAP), with players who were selected from the CSA U16, Khaya Majola U19 and CUBS Weeks by the National U19 selection panel.

Seasoned coach, Malibongwe Maketa, will take over the reins from Shukri Conrad, who was recently appointed as the Proteas Test Coach.

“This camp will kickstart the building phase and will serve as the first selection camp leading the to the world cup early next year,” said Maketa.

“We are looking for a competent squad that will not only compete but do well in foreign conditions and handle the pressure that comes with international cricket.

“Our aim is to nurture talent and develop technically sound players. Being calm under pressure, technically sound, with the ability to make the right decisions to what the game requires are the basic requirements in order to be successful at international level.

“I’m excited to meet the young men; this is a good group with a lot of talent. I am hopeful we can bring all that talent to the top, manage, and support it well,” Maketa concluded.

SA U19 CAMP SQUAD:

Bongile Mfunelwa (Western Province), Leo Sadler (Titans Cricket), Raees Salie (Western Province), Jonathan Van Zyl (Western Province), Gysbert Wege (Boland) Thebe Gazide (Lions Cricket), Juan James (North West), Tristan Luus (Titans Cricket), Modise Maloka (Titans Cricket), Dewan Marais (Titans Cricket), Romashan Pillay (KwaZulu-Natal), Richard Seletswane (Lions Cricket), David Teeger (Lions Cricket), Ntandoyenkosi Zuma (KwaZulu-Natal), Esa Gangat (Eastern Province), Martin Khumalo (Easterns), Kwena Maphaka (Lions Cricket), Nqobani Mokoena (KwaZulu-Natal), Riley Norton (Boland), Sipho Potsane (Lions Cricket), Lhuan-dré Pretorius (Lions Cricket), Aihevba Esosa (Lions Cricket), Beni Hansen (Western Province), Corne Botha (Lions Cricket), Oliver Whitehead (Western Province), Lethabo Phahlamohlaka (Titans Cricket), Luke Francis (Lions Cricket).

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