Senong: Uruguay is a hard side to beat

Amajita coach Thabo Senong Amajita coach Thabo Senong

Amajita head coach Thabo Senong believes his side can still bounce back and beat Uruguay, despite losing their opening two matches in the U20 World Cup.

The South African national team and the South Americans are set to lock horns in their final Group D encounter on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at Incheon Football Stadium, Korea Republic, with kick-off at 13:00.

The Burger King-sponsored side are yet to register a win after two games, while Uruguay are sitting at the summit with six points from following their victories against Italy and Japan respectively.

“Uruguay is a hard side to beat, but it is not impossible. We have been working hard on how to deal with them, and I have strong belief that they boys will deliver as expected because we have emphasised to them that they are worthy of being in the World Cup,’ Senong told Safa.net.

“We are all aware it will be a tough day at the office, but we have to play for pride. The boys are fully aware of the situation that is why I believe they will come out strongly against Uruguay.

“As matters stand, our world cup run has come to an end, but it doesn’t mean we have to make things easy for the opposition – we are going there to fight for victory.

‘”t would be a great morale booster for the boys’ confidence if we were to get a win, especially against a high-riding team like Uruguay.

“It is a fact that the last two results derailed our plans, but it’s all in the past, we have to focus on what’s ahead of us. I am confident we will do well.”

Amajita against Uruguay kicks off at 13:00.

– This story originally appeared on FourFourTwo.co.za