6 March 2020 – The South African U-17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) will be looking to exploit the home ground advantage, when they face Zambia in the 2nd leg of first round qualifiers of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

This match will be played on 14 March 2020 at Bidvest Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 15h00.

Bantwana, who lost 2-0 to She- Chipolopolo in the away leg on 28 February 2020 in Lusaka, Zambia will be looking to come back from behind and qualify for the next round of qualifiers to be played in April – May 2020.

Simphiwe Dludlu’s charges will report for camp tomorrow, 7 March 2020 and will be working hard throughout the week to ensure that they turnaround the first leg deficit.

“This is a very tense time for us as we will be going into this match as wounded animals but we have worked hard and we expect to progress through.

“Our players will be stretched a bit this coming week because we have to focus on correcting the errors we made in Lusaka, but we will also have to give the players time off to write their school examinations. It is a delicate balancing act,” said Dludlu.

“We are going to have a very long and stressful week but are hopeful for a win because, as I said, we have put in a lot of hard work into this team and we expect to reap the results,” added Dludlu.

Dludlu has called up 26 players for this camp.

26 player squad:

1. Karabo MOHALE High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
2. Rosalie JAMES JVW (Gauteng)
3. Zubenathi LIVI Cape Town Roses (Cape Town)
4. Manana MYEKI Blue Birds FC (Gauteng)
5. Mihle LUMKO Cape Town Roses (Western Cape)
6. Ntateko NKHUNA Mams Ladies FC (Gauteng)
7. Shakira O’Malley High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
8. Hlela PHILISANI Dangerous Heroes (Western Cape)
9. Patience MLOTSHWA High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
10. Thimna MPEHLE RV United (Western Cape)
11. Taylor- Ann BERKOVIC JVW (Gauteng)
12. Shannon MACOMO High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
13. Jessica WADE JVW (Gauteng)
14. Nthabiseng MAJIYA   Green Lovers FC (Free Stae)
15. Tiffany KORTJIE Golden Stars  (Eastern Cape)
16. Nelly GAMEDE Coal City Wizards FC (Mpumalanga)
17. Nabeelah GALANT University of Cape Town (Western Cape)
18. Sonika MZINGELI Cape Town Roses FC (Western Cape)
19. Tiyana CAROLLESSEN Vasco Da Gama FC (Western Cape)
20. Aliyaah ALLIE JVW (Gauteng)
21. Lithemba SAM SAM Cape Town Roses FC (Western Cape)
22. Cimone SAULS JVW (Gauteng)
23. Tarran JANUARY Shutterpruffe (Eastern Cape)
24. Jade LEASK JVW (Gauteng)
25. Oyisa MARHASI Eluhulwini FC (Eastern Cape)
26. Kananelo TAIWE Bloemfontein Celtic (Free State)