Studying and keeping up with the demands of playing for the national team as well as trying to build new relationships are some of the challenges faced by young footballers.
That’s according to Bantwana captain Jessica Wade.
“We as young footballers have a lot of challenges facing us, like ensuring that we keep up with school, “said the South African U-17 Women’s National team captain.
“Building new relationships with each other [teammates] and trying to understand what the coaching staff demands from us.
“But if we can stay motivated, positive and disciplined we can conquer any challenges that come our way,” added Wade.
On Saturday afternoon at Bidvest Stadium, Bantwana will take on Zambia in their second leg of FIFA U-17 World Cup qualifiers and Wade believes they turn things around.
Zambia beat South Africa 2-0 in the first leg. “I believe that we have the quality to come back from this setback and I personally want to play in my second U-17 World Cup.
We are putting a lot of work into training and we as players are strategising on the side to ensure that we get the results we need on Saturday,” concluded the JVW midfielder, Wade.
By FARPost Reporter