17 October 2018 The South African Women’s U17 National Team (Bantwana) have reported for their final local camp with 28 days to go before the highly anticipated 2018 FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup in Uruguay from 13 November 2018 – 1 December 2018.

Head Coach Simphiwe Dludlu has called up 26 players and is in high spirits at the prospect of participating in the world showpiece.

“It has been a long wait since the draw and preparations for the World Cup, but we are slowly getting closer to kick off.

All the girls have arrived for our final camp and although it will be a tough two weeks of training we are looking forward to seeing the girls raise their hands for the final spots in the team.

Unfortunately the rules are clear, only 21 players can travel to the World Cup, and although we have many talented and hungry players in the squad, space is limited.

We will be going through the most in these last two weeks ahead of our departure, and it is up to the players to earn their spot in the team, by giving their all in each and every training session”; said Dludlu.

Bantwana will hold daily training sessions, have a few training matches and do a lot of team analysis in the final local preparations before jetting off to Uruguay next Saturday, 27 October 2018; to continue with the camp before the tournament kickoff of 13 November 2018.


1 Kaydee Windvogel Goalkeeper HPC
2 Leigh Brophy Goalkeeper UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
3 Mananki Makhoana Goalkeeper HPC
4 Keletso Sharon Dibakwana Goalkeeper Rosina Sedibane
5 Yenzokuhle Ngubane Centre-back SUNFLOWER WFC
6 Lonathemba Mhlongo Centre-back Tottenham FC
7 Jessica Wade Central midfielder JVW
8 Nkateko Nkhuna Left Back Mams Ladies
9 Kaylyn Jordan Centre-back HPC
10 Yolanda Nduli Left-back SUNFLOWER WFC
11 Fikile Magama Left-back HEROES UNITED
12 Oratile Mokwena Central midfielder SUNDOWNS
13 Zethembiso Vilakazi Central midfielder LINDELANI FC
14 Miche Minnies Right-winger SPURS FC
15 Sphumele Shamase Right-winger SUNFLOWER WFC
16 Karabo Dhlamini Central midfielder HPC/SUNDOWNS FC
17 Thubelihle Shamase Left-winger SUNFLOWER WFC
18 Sibulele Holweni Central midfielder HPC
19 Nthabiseng Ngwepe Right-winger Rosina Sedibane
20 Ember Edwards Right-winger Burnley
21 Serenity Warner Central midfielder UCT
22 Kaden Schnoor Central midfielder Barcelona
23 Khunjulwa Mali Left-winger Mamelodi Sundowns
24 Nicole Striker University of Johannesburg
25 Zikhona Nogqala Striker Highbury FC
26 Chelsea Daniels Striker UWC