Basetsana ready for Botswana in WC qualifier


The match kicks off at 16:00.

The 2014 edition of the Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup, scheduled for Canada from 5-24 August 2014, will feature 16 countries, two from Africa.

Head coach Sheryl Botes says preparations were on track and is hopeful the team will do well against Botswana.

"We had a loosening session after a six-hour drive yesterday but everything is on track. We have had our final session at the match venue just to familiarise ourselves with what to expect."

The Basetsana squad will be boosted by the experience of overseas-based Robyn Moodaly, who featured in the SA Under-17 Women’s team (Bantwana) that participated at the Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup in 2010.She also played a key role in Banyana Banyana’s Olympics qualification.

Bloemfontein Celtic striker Shiwe Nogwana feels they have what it takes to come back victorious from the first leg against Botswana.

"I am excited about being back in the Under-20 squad and I am looking forward to the match as this will be my final year in the Basetsana squad. I would like to see the team progress to the World Cup next year.

"Training with some of the new players has been exciting as most come from HPC and we know what to expect from them," Nogwana says.