The South African U17 Women's National team (Bantwana) arrived to wet weather conditions in the Zambian capital of Lusaka on Friday, 1 November ahead of the first leg encounter of the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup qualifiers.
The first round qualifier will be played at the Nkoloma Stadium on Sunday, 3 November 2013.
Kick-off is at 15h00.
Acting head coach of the Bantwana squad, Sheryl Botes says that the teams feels no pressure to emulate the success of their predecessors who qualified for the same competition three years ago but says that the team morale is at an all time high and they are ready to create their own history by qualifying for the next edition of the World Cup.
The Zambians progressed to the last round of the qualifiers on a 7-2 aggregate against Botswana while Bantwana got a bye.
"We arrived to wet weather conditions in Zambia and we are hoping for favourable weather conditions ahead of the qualifier tomorrow. The girls have been working hard and realize the importance of the match tomorrow.
"We are ready for the encounter against Zambia and our focus is to get in as many goals to make it easier in the return-leg," said Botes.
The return-leg will be played in a fortnight.