Bantwana face daunting task

CONFIDENT: Captain Rachel Sebati. Pic. Antonio Muchave. 15/02/2010. © Sowetan.
20100415AMU/SPORTS/SOCCER. Banyana Banyana having lunch at bruma Lake before their  departure to Nigeria for their first-leg  match. The girls will play Nigeria in a  FIFA U17 Woman's  World Cup  Trinidade and Togo  qualifing match .Rachel Sebati.  . PHOTO: ANTONIO MUCHAVE.
CONFIDENT: Captain Rachel Sebati. Pic. Antonio Muchave. 15/02/2010. © Sowetan. 20100415AMU/SPORTS/SOCCER. Banyana Banyana having lunch at bruma Lake before their departure to Nigeria for their first-leg match. The girls will play Nigeria in a FIFA U17 Woman's World Cup Trinidade and Togo qualifing match .Rachel Sebati. . PHOTO: ANTONIO MUCHAVE.

RACHEL Sebati, captain of the women's national under-17 team, believes beating the Nigerian counterparts is more than just a defining historical moment.

RACHEL Sebati, captain of the women's national under-17 team, believes beating the Nigerian counterparts is more than just a defining historical moment.

Rather, for Sebati, the chance to be among the 15 nations that will contest the Under-17 Fifa World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago in September - is all the motivation she and her Bantwana teammates need to do away with South Africa's hoodoo team.

The first leg of this second-round qualifier takes place in Abuja, Nigeria, tomorrow and to get a shot at the main pie, Solly Luvhengo's charges have to replicate the form they had, which enabled them to blow Botswana away with a flood of goals.

The Trinidad and Tobago is only the second of its category to be staged by Fifa and the current champions are North Korea.

"I am not disputing how daunting this task actually is, I am simply saying we owe it to ourselves to go out there and compete to the best of our ability," the captain said.

Goalkeeper Kaylin Swart knows she has got her job cut out for her.

She reckons there is plenty of skill, pace and tactical ability in her side to counteract the sheer power and excellence of the hosts.

The second leg will take place in the country in two weeks' time.

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