The Bantwana national Under-17 women’s football side are looking to follow in the footsteps of their U20 counterparts.
Basetsana beat Namibia 4-0 away from home last weekend to move into the next round of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.
Back home, the U17 girls this week assembled for a selection camp to conclude the final squad that will start preparations for next month’s U17 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup will take place in Uruguay next year between 13 November and 1 December and will feature a total of 16 teams.
Bantwana held their first selection camp two months ago with players from Gauteng, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape and a number of talented players were identified.
The final phase of the selection this week will see aspiring players from the five remaining provinces being given a chance to showcase their talent for the technical team.
A total of 50 players are expected by coach Simphiwe ‘Shorty’ Dludlu who has been assigned to handpick the best U17 girls talent in the country.
The selection camp will run until Saturday where Dludlu will confirm her final squad of 24 to start their preparations for their first FIFA U17 World Cup qualifier against either Zambia or Botswana.