South Africa edge closer to reaching FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

South Africa edge closer to reaching FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Feb 05, 2018. 12:00

South African are just 90 minutes from qualifying for the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup scheduled for Uruguay later this year.

This is after they produced a dominant display against Morocco - winning 5-1 at the Dobsonville Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday.

A brace from midfielder Karabo Dlamini, and one goal each from Thambolinye Mzoneli, Miche Minnies and Sphumelele Shamase, was enough to see South Africa over the line with ease.

Nicknamed Bantwana, South Africa set up a mouthwatering clash against the North Africans when the two nations meet the second leg in two weeks time.
The return match will be played on Saturday, 17 February 2018 at Stade Boubker Aamar in Sale, Morocco. Kickoff is at 14h30 local time (16h30 CAT)

The overall winner will qualify for the tournament in Uruguay.

South Africa thumped Botswana 11-6 in the previous round of the qualifiers, while Morocco advanced to the final round after winning on walkover following Equatorial Guinea’s withdrawal.

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