25 October 2018 – Bantwana coach Simphiwe Dludlu on Thursday, 25 October 2018 named her final 21-member South Africa’s National U-17 Women’s squad that will represent South Africa at the forthcoming 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup scheduled for Uruguay from 13 November to 1 December.

The Bantwana coach admitted that it was not an easy process to trim the squad to 21 since almost all of the players in camp had shown the resolve to be part of the team going to the FIFA World Cup.

Bantwana are pitted in Group B together with Mexico, Japan and Brazil as they attempt to reach the knockout stages of the competition.

“Trimming the squad to the final 21 was not an easy process because we had brought in talented players in our provisional squad to select from,” Dludlu said.

“The technical staff had to sit down and we had long and tough decisions to make to reach the final squad. But I am glad with the final product and this team should make the country proud.”

Dludlu thanked the parents who allowed their children to form part of her provisional squad, adding that she would not have managed this whole process of preparing for the World Cup without their support.

“I would like to thank the schools, parents and clubs who allowed us to take their children for this amount of time to prepare for the World Cup. None of this would have possible without their support. We would really like to thank them for that. They made it easy for us and for that we are really appreciative.”

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup – PREPARATION CAMP

1. KaydeeWindvogel Goalkeeper 1
2. Leigh Brophy Goalkeeper 16
3. ManankiMakhoana Goalkeeper 21
4. Lonathemba Mhlongo Center-back 3
5. Jessica Wade Center-back 8
6. Yolanda Nduli Left-back 2
7. YenzokuhleNgubane Center- back/Right-back 4
8. NkatekoNkhuna Left-back 5
9. Fikile Magama Right-back 20
10. Oratile Mokwena Def Center- Mid 12
11. Karabo Dhlamini Def Center-Mid 10
12. Serenity Warner Def Center- Mid 19
13. ZethembisoVilakazi Att Center-Mid 11
14. Miche Minnies Right-wing 18
15. SphumeleleShamase Right/Left-Wing 13
16. Sibulele Holweni RW/LW/AM/ST 6
17. ThubelihleShamase Left-wing 14
18. Khunjulwa Mali Left- Wing 7
19. Chelsea Daniels Striker 9
20. ZikhonaNogqala Striker 15
21. Amber Edwards Striker 17