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Basetsana’s World Cup chances hinge on Sunday’s outcome
- Updated: November 5, 2015
Despite some disruptions due to end-of-year exams the national Under-20 womens’ side, Basetsana are firmly focused on their second leg 2016 Women’s World Cup tie against Nigeria in Tembisa on Sunday.
Basetsana lost 2-1 to the Falconets of Nigeria at the National Stadium Abuja in Nigeria late last month.
The young South African side went into their final training camp for Sunday’s match on Monday.
Striker Anelisa Ndyebi has been left out as she is writing exams in Port Elizabeth.
‘We have some players in camp who are busy with exams so there is a lot of movement in and out of camp but we have to deal with it. We have devised a plan for the players to be able to focus on the two tasks at hand and so far they are coping well, said Basetsana head coach Elisabeth Migchelsen.
‘We are happy that we are back in camp and all the players are fit. We travelled with only 17 players to Nigeria for the first leg due to reasons beyond our control and we are glad that all the players are available for selection on Sunday,’ added Migchelsen.
‘We managed to get a crucial away goal in Nigeria, however we should not underestimate them. We know their strengths, what they are capable of but we need to focus on our own team and where we need to improve from the first leg and we are confident of getting a good result on Sunday.’
The overall winners of this tie will qualify for the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea.