24 February 2022– The South African U-17 National Women’s Team (Bantwana) will report for camp on Thursday, 24 February 2022 ahead of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup first round of qualifier against Kenya scheduled for next weekend.

This will be the 7th Edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and will be hosted in India after the previous one was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bantwana Head Coach, Siphiwe Dludlu has selected players from different leagues who she says have impressed in the past weeks.

Dludlu who had to build her squad from scratch said she was impressed by the potential of the players most of who she saw during the Sasol League National Championships, the Pan African Schools Football Championships, the Hollywoodbets Super League and other girls’ tournements held around the country.

“We have called up a fairly new group of players from our last selection camp,” said Dludlu.

‘’It is always a challenge to build a national u17 team because players are still in developmental phase and we are also sensitive to their schooling schedules. But we believe this group of players will be able to adapt to what is needed at national level.

‘’We have travelled around the country in the past few weeks, watching different tournaments and ticking boxes on the criteria of player we are looking for. We believe that the squad that we have selected will be a dawn of the next generation of Bantwana,” continued Dludlu.

The South African U-17 National Women’s Team take on East Africans Kenya in the 1st leg at the beginning of March 2022 with the return leg scheduled for the weekend of 19 March 2022.

1. Shifaah HOOSSEN High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
2. Kgomotso MUSIMANGO   Kempton Park FC (Gauteng)
3. Amahla SISHI Edendale High School (KwaZulu Natal)
4. Mpho Dlamini    Kempton Park FC (Gauteng)
5. Portia MASILELA Springs Home Sweepers (Gauteng)
6. Adrielle MIBE   Wits Juniors (Gauteng)
7. Geneva JAFTHA  Vasco Da Gama (Western Cape)
8. Ntando PHAHLA   Sunflower WFC (KwaZulu Natal)
9. Bonolo MOKOMA   JVW Ladies (Gauteng)
10. Siphesihle MASELANE Mito Stars (Gauteng)
11. Miriam DITLE DV Movers FC (Limpopo)
12. Aphelele NMHLONGO Edendale High School (KwaZulu Natal)
13. Nonzuzo BUTHELEZI Edendale High School (KwaZulu Natal)
14. Kutlwano MAPHANE Mito Stars (Gauteng)
15. Kananelo TAIWE Richmond United (Northern Cape)
16. Thando SIBANDA Mito Stars  (Gauteng)
17. Mpho NKADIMENG High Performance Centre  (Gauteng)
18. Mmabatho MOGALE High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
19. Olwethi SOSIBO Edendale High School (KwaZulu Natal)
20. Bonolo PHOSHOKO   High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
21. Tatiana Correia JVW Ladies (Gauteng)
22. Resego MASIBI Tswelelang DE ‘Scorpion (North West)
22. Masabatha MOTHAPO Axias FC (Free State)
23. Daniella SEGALL University of Cape Town (Western Cape)
24. Ayanda MKHIZE Durban Ladies (KwaZulu Natal)
25. Mpho DLAMINI Kempton Park FC (Gauteng)
26. Sibongakonke MZOBE   Lindelani Ladies (KwaZulu Natal)
27. Nomphelo YAKUPHI Copperbelt Ladies (Limpopo)
28. Asanda MCHUNU Edendale High School (KwaZulu Natal)
29. Siphesihle Magazi Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies (Gauteng)
30. Khutso MOGANO   High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
31. Gugu DHLAMINI High Performance Centre (Gauteng)
32. Lumka Qhekeka Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies (Gauteng)