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EXTRA TIME: Amajita yet to convince critics despite World Cup qualification

13:29 EAT 15/02/2019
Thabo Senong and Amajita players
South Africa take on Nigeria in the battle for third place on Saturday at 5:30pm, but many fans are not over the defeat against Senegal

Amajita's U20 Africa Cup of Nations hopes ended in the semi-finals when they were knocked out 1-0 by Senegal in Niger on Wednesday.

South Africa was very optimistic about their U20 Afcon chances when they qualified for the World Cup. Their qualification was confirmed after finishing second in a group that contained Burundi, Niger and Nigeria.

Many soccer fans got their hopes very high after this achievement and were bitterly disappointed with Amajita's performance against Senegal.

The South Africa U20 team had been basking in the limelight of all the support and good wishes earlier in the week, but after their defeat to Senegal there's also been a wave of criticism.

One can get a taste of the fans feelings on social media by going through their Tweets, many of which were not impressed with an Amajita team that only beat Burundi in the competition.

There are fans who are not optimistic about South Africa's chances in the World Cup, but many are also realistic and supportive of the fact that Amajita's already excelled by qualifying for the world tournament.