The SA girls team, Bantwana are in Group B with Mexico, Japan and Brazil, a difficult ask for this Under-17 World Cup.
“Trimming the squad to the final 21 was not an easy process because we had brought in talented players in our provisional squad to select from,” Dludlu told Safa Media.
“The technical staff had to sit down and we had long and tough decisions to make to reach the final squad. But I am glad with the final product and this team should make the country proud.”
In the videos below you can watch Bafana Bafana legend Neil Tovey and Safa's Head of Women's Football Fran Hilton-Smith convey their messages for Bantwana.
You can also read a comprehensive guide on the South African girls Under-17 team from Safa here.
SAFA's Technical Director Neil Tovey wishing Bantwana well in the upcoming FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup set to take place in Uruguay. #RoadToUruguay #U17WWC pic.twitter.com/AGMTRrA791 — SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) October 26, 2018
SAFA's Assistant Technical Director and Head of Women's Football, Fran Hilton-Smith, wishing Bantwana well in the upcoming FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup set to take place in Uruguay. #RoadToUruguay#U17WWC
@Franzo_safa pic.twitter.com/QCALtxMirQ — SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) October 25, 2018
To the future Stars of @Banyana_Banyana. I want to wish you all the best as you get ready to compete at the World Stage. You have worked extremely hard & I believe that you will shine & show the world the phenomonal talent SOUTH AFRICA has to offer. Go make our Country Proud 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/xWlWuUEv3m — Janine Van Wyk (@Janinevanwyk5) October 25, 2018
Wishing @Simphiwe_Dludlu and her U-17 team all the best as they embark on one of the coolest journeys ever!! It will definitely be a memorable one for you and your team! #Bantwana #U17WomensWorldCup #Limitless — Jermaine Seoposenwe (@jermaine109) October 25, 2018