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Under 17 National Women's Team


Nickname: Bantwana

International debut: vs Botswana - 17 March 2010( FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup qualifier).
 
 
The Under 17 women's national team is currently the youngest crop of female players representing the country in football.

To kick-off talent identification for the national squad, female football players from all under 15 teams, this includes the Sasol and Absa women's league roadshows as well as those from the school of excellence in Pretoria.

A FIFA FAP talent identification tournament took place to minimize the numbers. Girls were put into teams and the knock out stages began. The numbers were reduced to 40 from then potential players were selected to form the national under 17 women's squad. Bantwana was offically formed in December 2009.

Bantwana became the first Women's national team to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Bantwana debut match was in the FIFA U-17 women's world cup qualifiers. The faced Botswana in the first leg qualifiers beating them 9-1.


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