OPPONENT WATCH: 2020 INDIA FIFA UNDER-17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP
South Africa U-17 Women’s National Team Head Coach Simphiwe Dludlu is eager to guide her side to another consecutive FIFA U-17 Women’s World
Cup Appearance this year which is slated for India and will be held from 2 – 26 November 2020.
According to the team’s Official Online Facebook Page monitored by the ZamFoot Crew, Dludlu said that the main aim is to qualify to the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
And as part of the preparations, about 30 players drawn across different footballing ventures and Leagues will be assessed before coming up with the final list which will compete against Zambia who is their opponents.
“We have been very busy scouting the next generation of U-17 players and are very excited at some of the talents we have identified”
“We begin our qualifiers against COSAFA counterparts Zambia, who are always a tough opponent. Our first camp will begin on 21 February 2020, where we will have an opportunity to bring in 30 players to have a look at before cutting the squad that will represent the country” Dludlu speaking.
Bantwana coach will be hoping to use her 2018 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup experience from Build-up to the actual tournament which was hosted by Uruguay and she believes they are in a better position to prepare their players to be better, quicker and smarter.
The Junior Copper Queens will host Bantwana in the first round of the two legs on 28 February 2020 before travelling away to South Africa for the return leg on 14 March 2020.
Zambia progressed to this round after Namibia withdrew from the race while South Africa was on a bye in the preliminary round.
The winner between these two sides will progress to the second round of qualifiers which will be played in May 2020.
Only three spots are up for grabs for Africa at the FIFA U-17 World showpiece stage to be hosted by India.
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