The national U17 head coach, Velekhaya Mthethwa is happy with the preparations of the national team thus far as the players are responding very well at training. The U17 National Team is preparing for the COSAFA U17 competition to be held in Mauritius as from the 19th -29th July 2018. When interviewed, he stated that the players are eager to play for the national team as they look hungry to compete. “The players look hungry to play for the national team as they are gaining in confidence”; Mthethwa said. When quizzed about his main focus so far at training; he said that as a technical team; they were mainly focusing on the player’s physical fitness and combinations. “We are mainly focusing on the physical fitness of the players and combination”; he said.