Basetsana eye second round – Kaylin Swart

BASETSANA  captain Kaylin Swart is confident that the SA national under-20 team will make it to the next round of the FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup qualifiers when they play Botswana in the return-leg this coming Saturday. The clash will take place at the Bidvest Stadium. Kick-off is at 3pm.

The South African Under-20 Women’s national team ran out 5-2 winners in the first leg clash played in Gaborone over a week ago and will be looking to cement their victory in the return leg clash.

“We are excited about the upcoming match, we just want to do the job and qualify for the next round. It is going to be a big match on Saturday.

“Looking at the next opponent in the second round we are aware that it will get tougher as we progress. But we need to do what we do best, go out there and score goals. We are up for the challenge and we are going to fight to get that spot in the World Cup tournament,” said Swart.

Two African countries will represent the continent at the 2014 edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup set for Canada from August 5-24.

Swart, a Bachelor of Arts student at the University of the Western Cape, says preparations for the return-leg have been going well.

“I feel preparations are on track and everyone in the team is working hard with expectations of winning the return-leg,” she added.

Zambian referee, Gladys Lingwe will be in charge of the match. She will be assisted by Bernadette Kwimbira (Malawi) and Jane Cherono (Kenya).


Sarah Selemani (Zambia) is the fourth official.

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