Khumalo Determined To Keep Basestana Busy
Basetsana coach Maude Khumalo urges players to keep active despite WC failure
The South African Women’s U20 national football team coach, Maude Khumalo is determined to keep her side busy following their failed campaign to qualify for the Women’s U20 World Cup.
Basestana lost 8-0 on aggregate to Nigeria over two legs thus losing out on the dream of maiden World Cup appearance. Despite this, Khumalo has insisted that the only way for her charges to bounce back is to keep active.
“We have to look past this defeat and ensure that our players remain active and keep playing,” she told Soccer Laduma.
“These disappointments are part of the game but we can dwell on what could have been. It would be ideal that we continue playing as often as possible. This will help our players to refocus,” added Khumalo.
Basestana are the second national team to miss out on a respective FIFA World Cup tournament following Bafana Bafana’s failed 2018 World campaign.
Meanwhile, the South African U17 women’s side, Bantwana have assembled for camp in their bid to qualify for the U17 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Bantwana hope to qualify for a major FIFA tournament as they look set to welcome Morocco on Sunday, 4 February at the Dobsonville Stadium.
The match is scheduled to start at 15h00.