The South African women's team will participate in a U19 girls invitational tournament in China scheduled to start on Monday, May 6.
They enjoyed their first training session in Xiamen on Sunday.
Basetana during their first training session in Xiamen, China ahead of the 4 Asian 4 Nations Tournament. They face Thailand in their opening match tomorrow afternoon @Banyana_Banyana pic.twitter.com/2lCOWoWQ5Z— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) May 5, 2019
Head coach Sheryl Botes, who led a 20-player squad to China, has backed her youth side to impress and challenge for glory.
“We have a very good group of players who already have national caps and international experience," Botes told the media.
"A few of them participated in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Uruguay, late last year and a few others have been part of the national set up for a few years. Some also participated in the Zone 5 region games, which we won.
"I believe that we have a great chance of displaying our skills in this tournament, but we are definitely here to gain experience and compete against different styles of play and tactical strategies.”
The five-day competition is part of the team's preparation for the Cosafa U20 Women's Cup and Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers later this year.
South Africa will open their campaign against Thailand in Xiamen on May 6, before clashes against China and Vietnam on May 8 and May 10 respectively.