Bantwana Progress to Next Round of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers

The South Africa U-17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) beat COSAFA counterparts Zambia 3-2 on aggregate to progress to the next round for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

Bantwana who were trailing 2-0 from the first leg, played in Lusaka on 28 February 2020 came out guns blazing on Saturday afternoon, 14 March 2020, to beat Zambia 3-0 at home and progress to the next round.

Captain Jessica Wade scored a beautiful goal in the 12th mintue after scooping the ball over goalkeeper Inghutu Muchahabali, while Nelly Gamede also managed to scoop the ball over the keeper in the 72nd minute. Substitute Kananelo Taiwe won a loose ball and put the final nail on the coffin in the 79th minute.

“Congratulations to the players;”said Head Coach Simphiwe Dludlu. They earned this win because they played for each other.

“After our first leg we told the players that this result was up to them. We made sure that they studied the match and saw were we had positive moments and negative moments. We had to ensure that we contained Zambia and more importantly convert our chances, which we did,” concluded Dludlu.

South African Starting XI:
Karabo Mohale (GK)
Thimna Mpehle
Shannon Macomo
Nkateko Nkhuna
Shakira O’Malley
Aliyaah Allie
Nelly Gamede
Mihle Lumko
Jessica Wade (C)
Ronnel Donnelly
Cimone Sauls

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: The South Africa U-17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) beat COSAFA counterparts Zambia 3-2 on aggregate at Bidvest Stadium to progress to the next round for the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers on Saturday, 14 March 2020. Photo: SAFA

With editing by gsport

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