Johannesburg – The South African women's under-20 national team faces a tricky away match against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on Saturday afternoon.
Coach Sheryl Botes named a 22-player squad for the second round of the Fifa under-20 Women's World Cup qualifier.
Tanzania progressed to the second round on a 15-1 aggregate win over Mozambique while Basetsana advanced with a 7-2 aggregate over Botswana.
Botes said there would be no distractions in the preparations as the girls had finished their exams.
“Our focus this week will be on honing the attacking formations. We want to go to Tanzania and get a positive result but the most important thing is not to concede,” Botes said.
“This will make our task in the second leg much easier.”
The team would be without Drishana Pillay, who picked up an injury in the qualifier against Zambia, but included three players who played in the final of the Sasol League National Championships.
“Coming from a competitive tournament, I think the girls will add value to our World Cup campaign,” Botes said.
The players went into camp in Johannesburg on Sunday and began their training on Monday.
They depart for Dar es Salaam on Thursday for Saturday's match.
Under-20 women's team: Kaylin Swart, Regirl Ngobeni, Juliet Sethole, Mapaseka Mpuru; Vuyo Mkhabela, Chamelle Wiltshire, Meagan Newman, Nomonde Nomthseke, Caryn van Reyneveld, Abongile Dlani, Tiisetso Makhubela; Nomvula Kgoale, Koketso Mamabolo, Amanda November, Amanda Mthandi, Amogelang Motau, Thembi Kgatlane, Gabriella Salgado; Shiwe Nogwanya, Mosili Makhoali, Robyn Moodaly, Sduduzo Dlamini. – Sapa