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Basetsana seek to seal second leg win in style

The South African Under-20 women’s team, Basetsana will be looking to round off the second leg of this FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Tanzania in style.

They meet the East Africans on Saturday, already leading 4-1 from the first leg. The match will be played at Dobsonville Stadium and Basetsana are hoping to make it a formality having walloped the visitors in convincing style in the first leg played in Dar es Salaam a fortnight ago.

Basetsana completed their first training session at Edenvale Football grounds on Monday morning and head coach, Sheryl Botes was oozing confidence. She has a full complement of players in camp and added it was all systems go for this crucial second leg clash.

“It’s a good thing to start preparations with everyone in camp. The only exception is Vuyo Mkhabela who is down with a bout of flu.” Botes has given Mkhabela time off to recover and should be back at training soon.

“The girls looked sharp at training this morning. They are hungry for success and want to make the country proud,” said Botes.

Botes said it was important for the girls to remain focused on the matter at hand until they overcome the final hurdle to the 2014 edition of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup scheduled for Canada.


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