Bantwana determined get a win over Zambia

Jermaine Seoposenwe - So it all started at primary school, I was a bit of a tomboy and enjoyed kicking a ball around with the boys more than sitting around with the girls. I started off at a boys’ team called Standards United

INSPIRED by the historic midweek success of Bafana Bafana over Spain, Bantwana have promised to also get a win over Zambia to keep South Africans in a celebratory mood.

The SA Under-17 women’s squad meet Zambia in the last leg of the Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers at Milpark Stadium on Sunday. The match will start at 3pm.

In their first-leg match in Lusaka two weeks ago, the two countries played to a 3-3 draw.

Bantwana captain Amogelang Motau has urged South Africans to come in throngs to rally behind the team as they aim to qualify for a second successive World Cup.

The overall winners of the qualifiers played this weekend will be among the 16 participants at the World Cup finals in Costa Rica from March 15 to April 5.

Bantwana have been in camp this week preparing for the game, registering a 9-0 victory over the Wits University senior women’s side on Tuesday.

“We need to make sure we are motivated and play together as a team from the first whistle to keep our World Cup dream alive,” said Motau.

“Our plan is to score as many goals as possible so that we do not miss out on going to Costa Rica.

“The midweek Bafana Bafana victory over Spain has inspired us to go all out for a big win; we appeal to South Africans to come and support us.

“We need our fans to back us like the Zambians’ [fans] did in the first leg.”

Besides Motau, other Bantwana players who will be in action on Sunday include Casey Bull, Lesego Nkoane, Puleng Moremi, Gabriella Salgado and Babalwa Mteto.