The young 'Birds' are in Group C and a pitted against renowned School of Excellence, Africa Sport Youth Academy (A.S.Y.A), Pretoria University.
However, the 'Birds' Paul Habib is confident that his team will progress to the knockout stages of the tournament.
"All the teams in our group pose a major challenge to us, but with the squad we have, I am confident we'll go through," Habib told the official Swallows website.
He added: "Our preparations for this tournament have gone well. As part of our preparations, we played the Swallows first team and the boys did well in that game.
"All wee need to do now is focus on our game and our strengths and we must take each game as it comes."
Habib's views were echoed by Swallows' Head of Development Eddie Lewis, who said: "We have a good bunch of players in our academy. I have only been with the development academy from February, but I'm impressed with talent we have there.
"Unlike some teams, our academy uses players who are younger than the required age. For instance, when we talk about the Under-17s, we are talking about players who are 16 years old and younger."
Lewis wished the 'Junior Birds' the best of luck, concluding: "I will be at Marks Park this weekend to support them. I hope they do us proud."
Swallows Under-17 fixtures:
Friday, 11 July:
Moroka Swallows v School of Excellence at 2.45pm
Moroka Swallows v University of Pretoria at 5.45pm
Saturday, 12 July:
Moroka Swallows v A.S.Y.A at 11.30am