The SA Under-17 women’s national team will spend time in Spain preparing for the FIFA World Cup that will take place from 13 November to 1 December in Uruguay.
The team, nicknamed Bantwana, secured World Cup qualification on the back of an emphatic 6-1 aggregate after winning the home and away legs against Morocco in the final qualifying round.
In Saturday’s away leg at the Stade Boubker Ammar, Sale, South Africa ran out 1-0 winners after a second-half goal.
Going into the match, the South Africans had run up a huge advantage after winning the first leg 5-1 at Dobsonville Stadium two weeks ago.
SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan was among the first to hail Bantwana’s World Cup-qualifying exploits.
“I am really proud of your achievements; going to the FIFA World Cup is the pinnacle of any football player’s achievements and you have done so in style,”Jordaan says.
“I promised you to go to Spain as part of your preparations and this will happen. It is part of us saying thank you and well done.”