5 October 2023 – The South African U20 Women’s National Team will play Burundi over two legs of their first round of 2024 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers. Both matches, home and away legs, will be played in South Africa after Burundi requested to host their home match on 8 October 2023 at Lucus Moripe Stadium, Pretoria. Burundi’s stadiums are not CAF approved and therefore cannot host international matches.
The second leg of the qualifiers will be hosted by South Africa a few days later on 11 October 2023 and will be played at the same venue.
Both matches are scheduled for 3pm kick off.
Basetsana have been in camp for a week now and will be looking to progress to the next round of qualifiers, on their road to Colombia 2024. The FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup will be hosted from 31 August – 22 September 2024.
Head Coach Maud Khumalo is looking forward to the challenge and has called up players most of who have international experience at U17 level.
Speaking to www.www.safa.net Khumalo emphasized the importance of this team’s success.
“The U20 Women’s National team is under immense pressure, as this is our only national team that is yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup but this is the year that we have to deliver. We have drawn a lot of inspiration from what the Senior National Team has achieved in the last two years, and have emphasized to the players that they are the next Banyana Banyana generation and that the journey starts here at U20,” said Khumalo.
“We have had a good week of training and have worked on areas that failed us in the past; therefore, we are confident that we will get good results against Burundi over the two legs.
‘’It is important that we take advantage of playing both matches at home because this is a blessing in disguise. We must take full advantage,” concluded Khumalo.
23 player squad:
|NAME & SURNAME||POS||CLUB||PROVINCE|
|1. CASEY GORDON||GK||JVW FC||GAUTENG|
|2. KGOMOTSO MSIMANG||GK||TS GALAXY FC||GAUTENG|
|3. NALEDI NKOSI||CB||SUPER STRIKERS FC||GAUTENG|
|4. MMABATHO MOGALE||DCM||TUKS FC||GAUTENG|
|5. PORTIA MASILELA||RB||HOME SWEEPERS FC||GAUTENG|
|6. NTHABEISNG MAJIYA||FW||RICHMOND LADIES FC||NORHTERN CAPE|
|7. NOMPHELO YAKUPHI||LW||COPPERBELT FC||LIMPOPO|
|8. ADRIELE MIBE||LW||UJ FC||GAUTENG|
|9. CIMONE SAULS||LB||JVW FC||GAUTENG|
|10. LINDELWA MABUZA||CM||MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC||GAUTENG|
|11. SANDRA MABI||LF||UJ FC||GAUTENG|
|12. AYANDA MKHIZE||DCM||DURBAN LADIES FC||KZN|
|13. ASANDA MCHUNU||RW||DLALA NTOMBAZANA FC||KZN|
|14. SINAMILE MKHWANAZI||CM||TUKS FC||GAUTENG|
|15. LONDEKA MKHWANAZI||FW||DLALA NTOMBAZANAFC||KZN|
|16. LUMKA QHEKEKA||RW||MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC||GAUTENG|
|17. OLWETHU SOSIBO||CM||DLALA NTOMBAZANA||KZN|
|18. PERTULE PERTERSON||RW||TS GALAXY FC||GAUTENG|
|19. ZOE DE KOCK||FW||HOTSPURS FC||WESTERN CAPE|
|20. KUTLWANO MAPHANE||FW||MAMELODI SUNDOWNS FC||GAUTENG|
|21. MIHLE LUMKO||FW||HPC FC||GAUTENG|
|22. GOSITANG MOTSHEGWE||DCM||COAL CITY WIZRADS FC||MPUMALANGA|