“The composition of the team has been carefully planned to give the nation the best possible chance of success at Randburg.”

Rostron sent best wishes to SA player Kelly Madsen, who was unavailable due to injury. “Kelly is in our thoughts as she recovers from a knee ligament injury and we wish her well in her recovery.”

The SA coach made mention of Sulette Damons, who has also suffered from an ACL ligament tear that has seen the striker out of action for some time. “Sulette will be ready for SA duty in the New Year.”

SA TEAM
Sanani Mangisa, Lisa Deetlefs, Christine Roos, Toni Marks, Shelly Russell, Bernie Coston, Lilian du Plessis (all Southern Gauteng); Anelle van Deventer, Celia Evans (both North West); Nicolene Terblanche, Dirkie Chamberlain (both Northern Blues); Candice Manuel, Illse Davids, Jade Mayne, Tarryn Bright (all Western Province); Tanya Britz, Nicole Walraven, Cornelle Botha (all Free State)