VICTORIA – South Africa’s Under-17 coach, Simphiwe Dludlu, has called up 26 players to report for camp building up to the Women’s Under-17 World Cup set to take place in Uruguay next month.
Bantwana, as they are known, will be based in Johannesburg from Wednesday until October 26, before they travel to Uruguay the following day.
Bantwana will face both Mexico and hosts Uruguay in friendly matches as part of their final preparations for the global showpiece set to run from November 13 to December 1.
They will face Mexico on November 1 and Uruguay on November 5 before the tournament starts.
batwana coach Simphiwe Dludlu has named her World Cup preliminary squad. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix with to the Hispanic country.
“This upcoming camp is going to give us a perfect opportunity to have a good look at our players before we travel there (Uruguay),” Dludlu said.
“We can only take 21 players, and this then means there are few players who are going to be cut. We will play two friendly matches upon our arrival in Uruguay, and I believe that those match-ups will play a key role in seeing us doing well in the main event.”
Bantwana are in Group B and will face Mexico, Japan and Brazil.
The South Africa squad is:
Kaydee Windvogel, Leigh Brophy, Mananki Makhoana, Keletso Sharon Dibakwana, Yenzokuhle Ngubane, Lonathemba Mhlongo, Jessica Wade, Nkateko Nkhuna, Kaylyn Jordan, Yolanda Nduli, Fikile Magama, Oratile Mokwena, Zethembiso Vilakazi, Miche Minnies, Sphumele Shamase, Karabo Dhlamini, Thubelihle Shamase, Sibulele Holweni, Nthabiseng Ngwepe, Ember Edwards, Serenity Warner, Kaden Schnoor, Khunjulwa Mali, Nicole Michael, Zikhona Nogqala, Chelsea Daniels.
African News Agency (ANA)