Basetsana make their debut at the 2019 Cosafa Cup

Five Wits students have helped Basetsana secure a spot in the under-20 women’s Cosafa (Council of Southern African Football Associations) championships’ semi-finals game to be played on Thursday, August 8.

Basetsana, the national under-20 women’s side, is set to play in the Cosafa semi-finals after Witsie Shakeerah Jacobs netted the only goal of the team’s decider against Namibia on August 3.

Jacobs was joined by fellow Witsies Ayanda Ncube, Lebohang Ntabeni, Robyn Coetzee, and Spheshile Dlamini in the match against Namibia.

The group will also play in the semi-final match against Tanzania in Port Elizabeth.

Jacobs, a first year Wits BA general student, scored the only goal of the match in a tense game against Namibia.

“Once I heard I was selected, I mentally prepared myself for the tournament,” Jacobs said.

Basetsana is coached by former Banyana Banyana defender Simphiwe Dludlu.

Although playing for the first time under a newly formed division of the COSAFA Championship, Dludlu said “they’ve [Basetsana] been doing well in terms of playing as a team.”

Basetsana is currently top of the group A division with nine points.

FEATURED IMAGE: Wits University F.C. player, Shakeerah Jacobs makes her debut at the COSAFA cup. Photo: Provided