7 February 2018 – The South African U17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana), together with their counterparts from Ghana, have taken giant steps towards qualifying for the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup following wins by big margins, to almost secure two of the available three slots for the African continent.

Bantwana defeated Morocco 5-1 this past weekend (Sunday, 4 February) in a first leg second round qualifier at the Dobsonville Stadium, while Ghana travelled to Djibouti and emerged 9-0 winners on Friday, 2 February.

For the third spot, it is a tight race between Nigeria and Cameroon who played to a 2-all draw in Benin City, Nigeria – giving the Cameroonians a slight advantage with the away goals.

In the return fixtures, South Africa travels to Morocco and the two nations will lock horns on Saturday, 17 February at the Stade Boubker Aamar in Sale, while on the same day Cameroon will host Nigeria in Yaounde at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

The following day (Sunday, 18 February) Ghana will welcome Djibouti at the Cape Coast Stadium in Cape Coast.

Winners of the second round will represent Africa at final tournament scheduled for 13 November – 1 December 2018 in Uruguay.

A total of 16 teams from six Confederations qualify for the final tournament.

So far, Uruguay has already qualified as the hosts, and they have been joined by

Korea DPR, Korea Republic and Japan from Asia, as well as New Zealand from Oceania.

The official draw will be held on 30 May 2018.

CAF 1st  LEG 2nd ROUND RESULTS:

Bantwana (South Africa)           5 – 1     Morocco

Flamingos (Nigeria)                   2 – 2     Cameroon

Black Maidens (Ghana)              9 – 0      Djibouti

 

CAF 2nd LEG 2nd ROUND FIXTURES:

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Morocco vs South Africa

Stade Boubker Aamar

Sale

Morocco

14h30  (16h30 SA Time)

 

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Cameroon vs Nigeria

Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo

Yaounde

 

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Ghana vs Djibouti

Cape Coast Stadium

Cape Coast

Ghana

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