The South African U-20 women’s team known as Basetsana is the only national squad that has never qualified to compete at a FIFA World Cup and coach Jabulile Baloyi’s mission is to change that and make history in the process.
Basetsana will take on Zambia in a 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium.
Kick-off is scheduled for 15h00.
“This is the only Safa national squad that is yet to qualify for a World Cup, and I want us to be the first ones to achieve that objective,” said Baloyi.
Baloyi, who is former Banyana Banyana international, went on to say that they will work tirelessly as the technical staff to ensure that the team pushes for a positive result in every World Cup qualifier.
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) ladies coach said she was happy with the talent she had assembled, adding that her technical staff will work hard to get the team ready.
Baloyi also stated that she was happy with the level of international experience present.
Baloyi has had some success in the part with Basetsana as she led the side to the AUSC Region 5 Games championship title back in 2018 in Botswana.
The squad had their first training session on Tuesday at Mark’s Park training grounds in Johannesburg and Baloyi has named her 21-woman squad for the first round.
Kaydee Windvogel, Robyn Coetzee, Noxolo Cesane, Kabelo Mokoena, Fikile Magama, Morongwa Manamela,
Lonathemba Mhlongo, Sibulele Holweni, Oratile Mokwena, Miche Minnies, Karabo Dhlamini, Jessica Wade, Sinoxolo Cesane, Zethembiso Vilakazi, Sphumelele Shamase,
Thubelihle Shamase, Nicole Michaels, Isabella Ludwig, Shakira Jacobs, Thembelihle Masibi, Chelsea Daniels.
By FARPost Reporter