17 July 2019 – Head coach of the South African U-17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) Simphiwe Dludlu, will lead the squad that will participate in the inaugural COSAFA U20 Women’s Championships in the Nelson Mandela Bay region from 1 – 11 August 2019.

Dludlu, who coached Bantwana in their second FIFA World Cup appearance in Uruguay in November 2018, has picked the majority of that squad to represent South Africa in the U20 Championships.

“We are very excited to be in action again since the FIFA World Cup, and I believe we can bring joy to the heart of South Africans during this first ever COSAFA U20 Championships on home soil,”said Dludlu.

“I have called up the majority of the U-17 squad because they are the players who will graduate to the U-20 team and this tournament can assist in fast-tracking their development while getting them more international caps.”

Basetsana (South African U-20 Women’s National Team) will assemble for camp on Sunday, 28 July 2019 in Port Elizabeth.

Their opening match at the COSAFA U20 Championships is against Zimbabwe on 1 August 2019 at Gelvandale Stadium. Two days later (3 August) they will face Namibia before taking on Malawi in the last Group A match on 5 August.

South Africa U-20 Women’s National Team for 2019 COSAFA:


1 Kaydee Windvogel Goalkeeper High Performance Centre Gauteng
2 Mananki Makhoana Goalkeeper Royal Queens North West
3 Siphesihle Dlamini Goalkeeper Wits Gauteng
4 Lonathemba Mhlongo Center-back Durban Ladies KwaZulu Natal
5 Lebohang Ntabeni Center back Wits Gauteng
6 Tyler-Bree Joss Left-back Tuks Gauteng
7 Fikile Magama Left-back Dangerous Heroes United Western Cape
8 Sarah Walker Right-Back JVW F.C Gauteng
9 Ayanda Ncube Left-back Wits Gauteng
10 Oratile Mokwena Centre Midfielder Mamelodi Sundowns F.C Gauteng
11 Zethembiso Vilakazi Centre Midfielder Lindelani F.C KwaZulu Natal
12 Miche Minnies Right Wing Santos F.C Western Cape
13 Sphumelele Shamase Right Wing Sunflower F.C KwaZulu Natal
14 Thubelihle Shamase Right Wing Sunflower F.C. KwaZulu Natal
15 Ember Edwards Right Wing RV United Western Cape
16 Serenity Warner Centre Midfielder University of Cape Town Western Cape
17 Jessica Wade Centre Midfielder JVW FC Gauteng
18 Kirsten Nolan Striker University of Johannesburg Gauteng
19 Refilwe Maseko Striker University of Johannesburg Gauteng
20 Shakira Jacobs Striker University of Johannesburg Gauteng


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