The SA Women’s U20 (Basetsana) head coach Jabulile Baloyi says that they might have beaten Zambia 2-0 in their own backyard in the first leg of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup at Nkoloma Stadium on Saturday but the work is not yet done as the return ‘won’t be a walk in the park’.
“The second leg won’t be a walk in the park, never, not a chance, not when we are playing against Zambia, they are not a push over team so when we go back home we are expecting them to come guns blazing at us and to change their tactics a bit and also strengthen their squad,” said Baloyi.
“They still have one and half week to change things and consolidate and also make sure that their team is solid so that they can try to unsettle us or get a goal or two back home so it not going to be an easy match.”
Basetsana sealed off the game in the first half through goals by Chelsea Daniels and Thubelihle Shamase but Baloyi said that there is still room for improvement.
“We look forward to rectifying where we went wrong because we couldn’t play our normal game due to the weather and the pitch as it was slippery. We will now go back home and work on a few areas which I believe we can still improve on. I am expecting Zambia to come at us in the second leg, however, we will be ready for them when we meet again, “concluded.
Baloyi and the team will be returning to South Africa on Monday, they are expected to land at the OR Tambo International airport at 15h00.
By FARPost Reporter