12 March 2020 – The South African U-17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) have a tough task ahead of them, when they face Zambia in the all important FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier this Saturday, 14 March 2020.  

Bantwana who are currently 2-0 down to She-polopolo will be looking to turn the result around on their quest to qualifying for their second consecutive FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will take place in India this coming November. 

Head Coach Simphiwe Dludlu believes that emotional intelligence will be key, and is currently hard at work try to physic the players up.

“We are 2-0 down and need to ensure that we do everything perfectly on Saturday to get the results we need. It is very important for the players to be emotionally intelligent and not allow our current situation to dominate their nerves;”said Dludlu.

“Zambia is never an easy team to beat but it is not impossible”.

“We have to ensure that we keep disciplined from kick-off, we have to ensure that we keep possession and convert our chances. We have to make sure that we do not concede anymore goals.

“We as the Technical team will also have to ensure that the players are in the correct frame of mind and that they do not allow their emotions to force them into making silly mistakes that could cost us the game”; concluded Dludlu.

Bantwana urges for supporters to come through and give them the much need 12th player on the pitch. This match will be played at 15h00 and entry is free.