The Women U20 National Team is currently in camp preparing for the 2023 FIFA Women U20 World Cup Qualifier Match which also serves as the 2022 Total Women U20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier match as well. Eswatini will play against Mozambique at the Mavuso Sports Centre on Saturday, 7th August 2021 and kick-off is at 1500hrs (3:00 pm). The second leg will be played in Mozambique on the 21st August 2021. The aggregate winners will play against South Africa in a two legged encounter late September and early October respectively with the winner qualifying for the 2022 Total Women U20 Finals to be implemented in Morocco whilst the 2023 FIFA U20 Women World cup will be played in Costa Rica.
“The preparations are going well even though COVID-19 had a great effect on the players’ level of fitness but we are doing our level best to have a competitive team come match day”, said the national team head coach, Simphiwe Simelane. She also highlighted that the technical team is aware on what to expect from the opponents as they know them. “We know Mozambique as a fast team thus we are working of the speed of the players”, she said.
Nonjabuliso Mogkale who is the captain of the national team, stated wthe they are looking forward to the match. “We are looking forward to this match and come match day, we will be ready for Mozambique as we are targeting for a win”, Mokgale said. Her words were echoed by the national team defender; Simangele Sikhondze who stated that they want positive results in as far as this match is concerned. “Come match day, we will be ready for them as we have already switched in as far as this match is concerned, regardless of the COVID-19 effects”, Sikhondze said.