3 February 2024 – The South African U17 Women’s National Team will be looking for a victory away from home tomorrow, Sunday 4 February 2023, when they tackle Ethiopia in their first leg of round qualifiers for the prestigious 2024 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.

This match will be played at Abebe Bekila Stadium in Addis Ababa at 3pm local time, while the home leg for the South Africans will be played on 10 February 2024 at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria.

U17 Head Coach Nthabeleng Modiko is confident that her players will put their best foot forward tomorrow and return home with the much-need away goals.

“We have done a lot of preparations for these matches over the past three weeks, and tomorrow is D-Day,” said Modiko.

“The players understand the significance of these qualifiers and it is for them to really want to get to the World Cup now”.

South Africa will begin the quest of qualifying for their third participation in the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, tomorrow against Ethiopia.

They will need to win the two-legged qualifiers on aggregate to progress to the last round of African qualifiers to be played in June 2024.

The 2024 FIFA World Cup will be held in the Dominican Islands in October-November 2024.

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