Basetsana lost the plot against Ghana

By PRECIOUS RAJANE

THE South Africas Under-20 women Basetsana went down 2-0 when they hosted
Ghana last Saturday for the FIFA u/20 women's world cup qualifiers 1st
leg at Sinaba stadium.
The visitors took the lead in the second half when Florence Dadson
scored the crucial goal. The celebration from the visitors continued
when Elizabeth Addo added another goal after Ghana was awarded a
penalty due to a foul in the penalty area by Patience Hlongwana.

The home team was without their experienced striker Jermaine
Seopasenwe who is suffering an injury, which according to coach Sheryl
Botes was their main problem of not being able to score.
"Ghana was spot on and they immediately worked on our weakness which
was failling to get the strikers to work together as we had to make
changes after Jermaine suffered an injury. We need to change a few
tactics and focus on the final touches."
Botes added that they are fully aware of the challenge ahead when they
visit Ghana, "We are under pressure right now, we have a big task to
beat them and we will work hard in achieving it. I hope Jermaine
recovers before the game because she is one of the more experienced
strikers."

While Botes hopes for an immediate recovery, Ghana coach Robert Sackey
warns their opponents that the team will be more aggressive on their
home soil. "We will make sure that we give all we have, we won't
settle for a draw just like we didn't here, the job is not yet done
but I am happy," he said.
The home team will have to score three goals to nil to see them
advance to the final round, if not, they will join their baby sisters
u/17 back home when they failed to qualify for the u/17 FIFA women's
world cup.

South Africa will visit Ghana for the secong leg and the overall
winner will play the final round of the qualifiers.

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