8 January 2018 – The South African U20 Women’s National Team is just two matches away from booking a place in this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup set to take place in France between 5 and 24 August. Basetsana face Nigeria on Saturday, 14 January 2017 in the first leg qualifier before travelling to Nigeria two weeks later.

Basetsana reached the final qualification phase of the World showpiece with convincing victories over Namibia and Burundi to set up what is set to be their toughest two-legged affair against the west Africans.

Having cut short their festive break, the team has been hard at work in preparation for this encounter with the aim of making history and being the very first  South African U20 Women’s national team to qualify for a FIFA World Cup.

Basetsana travel to Polokwane on Monday, 8 January with a squad of 22 players.

SA U20 Women’s National Team to face Nigeria:

Goalkeepers Team
Mapaseka Mpuru HPC
Jessica Williams Spurs Ladies
Betty Malela UCT


Defenders Team
Bongeka Gamede HPC
Antonio Maponya JVW FC
Noxolo Cesane HPC/UCT Roses
Snegugu Zondi DUT Midlands
Kaylin Jordan HPC/Spurs
Morongwa Manamela HPC
Syamthanda Mbatha Tottenham



Midfielders Team
Linda Motlhalo HPC/JVW
Gabriela Salgado JVW
Lelona Daweti CT Roses
Karabo Dlamini Mamelodi Sundowns
Oratile Mokwena Mamelodi Sundowns
Katlego Mabuza UJ
Lehlogonolo Mashigo Mamelodi Sundowns
Sibulele Holweni HPC
Ntombifikile Ndlovu Sunflower Ladies


Strikers Team
Khanya Nxesi HPC
Thambolinye Mzoneli Sunflower Ladies
Kirsten Nolan UJ