By PRECIOUS RAJANE
The South African Under 20 Women’s National Team (Basetsana) is back in the country after losing 3-0 in the second leg second round qualifier of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup played in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Saturday.
Ghana now progress to the last round of qualification on a 5-0 aggregate after they defeated South Africa by two goals to nil (2-0) in the first leg played at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton two weeks ago.
The FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup is scheduled to be held in Japan from September 18 – October 13.
In Accra, Basetsana struggled throughout the game and conceded one goal before the break.
In the second half Ghana continued where they left off, scoring two more goals to make it three nil at the final whistle.
“The girls gave their all, and under trying circumstances did very well. It is just unfortunate that we could not find our way to the back of the net as Ghana made it hard for us to score. We came into this match under a lot of pressure as they had scored two goals in the first leg, and playing in their backyard made things even more difficult for us,” said Basetsana head coach Sheryl Botes.