πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡² πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ U20 Women's WCQ's: Basetsena boss confident ahead of Zambia showdown
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πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡² πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ U20 Women's WCQ's: Basetsena boss confident ahead of Zambia showdown

South Africa U20 Women's national team head coach Jabulile Baloyi believes her team has prepared adequately for tomorrow's Costa Rica/Panama World Cup qualifier against Zambia.

Baloyi told local media in a pre-match press conference that Basetsena has studied how Zambia plays and expect a lot of speed tomorrow when the two sides square off.

"We are playing away from home and its normally not easy for teams to come in Zambia, bulldoze and do as they please playing against Zambian teams but according to our preparation we believe that we prepared exactly how we want to play and influence the result," She said.

"We have tried to look at how Zambia plays and have prepared according to what we know about Zambians."

" Looking at how Zambians play we know they use a lot of speed it's in their DNA. We anticipate even with the women it's like that, " She added.

Baloyi says her team is focused on qualifying to the World Cup and have a strong team with no injury worries.

"We are here to just play a beautiful game and represent South Africa in the best possible way we can. The focus is trying to qualify for the World Cup," she said.

" So far so good no injuries and we bring a strong team."

Zambia hosts South Africa on Saturday at Nkoloma Stadium in the first leg of the preliminary qualifier for the FIFA World Cup race.

The return leg will be played in South Africa on the weekend of January 31 to February 2 with the winner over two legs taking on either Namibia or Botswana in the next round.