Kaizer Chiefs have had three players called up to the South Africa National U-20 team that will take part in the 2020 Cosafa U-20 tournament, which will be held in Port Elizabeth between the 3 and 13 December. Current first team squad members Bontle Molefe and Keletso Sifama along with Chiefs reserve team player Rahim Milazi have been called up by coach Helman Mkhalele to his 22-man squad for the tournament.
All three were part of the team that participated in the 2019 COSAFA U-20 Championships for Amajita. Molefe featured regularly in goal and Sifama scored in a 4-0 group stage win over Lesotho as they reached the final where they lost to Zambia.
The team will gather at the Fun-Valley SAFA Technical Centre, which is South of Johannesburg, on Sunday, 15 November ahead of their departure for the tournament.
Molefe has been training with the Chiefs first team since the start of 2019 while Sifama was promoted to the Chiefs first team during the 2019-20 season and made his first team debut in a 3-2 league win over Polokwane City on the 15 August this year. At 17 years old, he became the youngest player to make his professional debut for Chiefs. He has also made two appearances for Amakhosi this season appearing in a league game and the first leg of Chiefs defeat to Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 semi-final first leg on the 31 October.
Amajita will go in search of their 9th COSAFA U-20 title and have appeared in the final in the last five editions, winning three of these in 2013, 2017 and 2018.
Chiefs would like to congratulate the trio on their call ups and wish them and the national U-20 team all the success in the tournament.