Daweti upbeat South Africa U20 women can overturn first-leg result

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As the second leg of the FIFA U20 women world cup qualifier between Nigeria’s U20 women national team and their South African counterparts gathers momentum, South Africa winger Lelona Daweti says they remain “positive” they can qualify for the U20 Women World Cup despite having lost the first meeting between the sides.

The South Africa team must overturn a 0-2 first leg deficit if they must take part at the FIFA U20 World Cup slated for France this year.

“We have to remain positive and united as a team,” Daweti told South Africa Football Association (SAFA) official website. “We have been in a similar situation against Burundi and came out top. Even though this is a much stronger opponent, we have a talented group of players who play with heart and dedication. Nothing is impossible and we need to go in there with that mindset.”

The Basetsana of South Africa are expected in Nigeria on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s 2nd leg match billed for Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin.

 

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