1 November 2017 – The South African U20 Women’s national team is finalising it’s preparations for their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Burundi on Saturday, 4 November at the Prince Louis Rwagasore Stadium. The South Africans are hoping to book their place in next year’s showpiece in France set to take place between 5 and 24 August.

Basetsana have been on cruise control since their beginning of their campaign, having thrashed Swaziland 5-0 in a friendly match and easily putting aside Namibia 9-0 on aggregate in the first round of the World Cup qualifiers.

Their next task against Burundi will be even tougher with the East Africans hoping to also make their first World Cup appearance.

In a bid to increase the intensity of their preparations, Basetsana took on The Transnet School of Excellence on Wednesday, 1 November in a series of matches that put the girls to the test.

“Today was a productive day for us. Playing against the School of Excellence really tested our players and I am satisfied with their performance. We have identified a couple of short falls which I am confident we rectify by Saturday” said Basetsana coach, Maud Khumalo.

Basetsana will be hoping to get a positive result away in Burundi before hosting the East Africans two weeks later.