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:
|NO||NAME & SURNAME||POSITION||CLUB||PROVINCE|
|1||Kaydee Windvogel||Goalkeeper||High Performance Centre||Gauteng|
|2||Mananki Makhoana||Goalkeeper||Royal Queens||North West|
|4||Lonathemba Mhlongo||Center-back||Durban Ladies||KwaZulu Natal|
|5||Lebohang Ntabeni||Center back||Wits||Gauteng|
|7||Fikile Magama||Left-back||Dangerous Heroes United||Western Cape|
|8||Sarah Walker||Right-Back||JVW F.C||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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