Basetsana in buoyant mood ahead of Mozambique clash

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Basetsana are hard at work ahead of their second leg of the 2022 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier.

South Africa’s U20 women’s national team will face neighbours Mozambique in the return leg on Friday, 8 October at the Dobsonville Stadium with kick-off set for 15:00 in the afternoon.

The side reported back to camp on Saturday, 2 October following their 1-0 slender win from the first leg in Maputo on the 23rd of September.

Coach Jabulile Baloyi has strengthened her squad to 24 players ahead of the much-awaited showdown.

“We have kept the core of the squad that travelled to Mozambique two weeks ago and brought in a few more players to start building for the next round,” Baloyi said.

“We are very proud that all our players are currently active and have gained so much experience from the U17 national team along with their respective leagues.

“We will have an intensive week of training because we are very hungry to qualify for the U20 Fifa Women’s World Cup and we will ensure that we progress beyond Mozambique.”

If Basetsana progress, they will play the winners between Kenya and Uganda.

FULL SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Karabo Mohale (University of Johannesburg)

Nthabiseng Ramaisha (University of the Witwatersrand)

Thando Sithole (Tshwane University of Technology)

DEFENDERS

Ayesha Moosa (Soweto Fabulous Ladies)

Thimna Mphele (RV United)

Ntateko Nkhuna (Tshwane University of Technology)

Lonathemba Mhlongo (Durban Ladies)

Shannon Macomo (High Performance Centre)

Mmabatho Mogale (JVW FC)

MIDFIELDERS

Aliyaah Allie (JVW FC)

Zethembiso Vilakazi (Lindelani FC)

Thando Sibanda (Mito Stars)

Cimone Sauls (JVW FC)

Kamvelihle Speelman (Volcano Ladies)

Jade Leask (JVW FC)

Khunjulwa Mali Mamelodi (Sundowns Ladies)

Sphumelele Shamase (Sunflower WFC)

Nabeela Galant (University of Cape Town)

Sibahle ndlovu (Durban Ladies)

Patience Mlotshwa (Tshwane University of Technology)

FORWARDS

Thembelihle Masibi (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies)

Asanda Hadebe (Sunflower WFC)

Ronnel Donelly (Donnelly Stars)

Lithemba Sam (Cape Town Roses)

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By FARPost Reporter