After a two-hour flight last night (Thursday, 24 September) Basetsana arrived in Lusaka, Zambia.
The South Africa u20 Women’s National Team is in the country to face the hosts in a 2016 Papua New Guinea Women’s u20 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
The clash takes place on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka.
Kickoff is at 15h00.
Basetsana is now settled at their hotel after their safe arrival. They will have their first training session at the match venue this afternoon (Friday, 25 September) with the second and final one scheduled for Saturday.
The Junior She-polopolo, on the other hand, has also been hard at work with local media quoting their coach, Osward Mutapa saying they are ready for Basetsana.
They recently played and lost to a boys’ team from Olympic Youth Development Centre on Wednesday, 23 September.
“I am not fazed by the results against OYDC as it will have no bearing on the Sunday match. The training match was to give my technical team the opportunity to assess all the players,” said Mutapa in the Zambia Daily Mail.
“It is always important to gauge players, and losing that match doesn’t mean my players are not ready. The boys’ agility was too much for my girls but I am happy with my team’s performance.”
So big is the match that even the Minister of Sports, Youth and Child Development has sent a message of encouragement to the host nation, saying they should not be scared of the South Africans.
Basetsana return to South Africa on Monday, 28 September.
The second leg will be played in a fortnight.