Britz impressed by maturity
03 March 2021 | Sports
Brave Warriors under-20 coach James Britz says he was impressed by the maturity of most of his players and believes some of them can make it into the senior team.
The team returned from Mauritania on Monday after their under-20 Africa Cup of Nations journey ended in the group stages.
The team managed a 1-1 draw against Central African Republic and lost 2-0 and 1-0 to Tunisia and Burkina Faso.
They delivered performances that impressed many, including the coach.
“It is really not my place to say that the senior national team coach must select these players because I do not know his plans.
“If I could give my honest opinion, I would definitely say that some are ready to play at senior level because of their level of football maturity.
“I was really very impressed with how these boys played and I could not help but to be proud,” Britz said.
Britz further added that he will create opportunities for other players to join the current crop of players.
The fact that they selected a relatively young team means about 16 of the players in the current squad can play for the under-20 team for the next three years.
“We are however also hoping to see some regional youth tournaments in order for us to add some new faces.
“All in all, I am very happy with what these young players can offer going forward and we just hope that they can eventually win bigger trophies,” Britz said.