The 24 year old midfielder, who played her first WAFCON 2022 game when Banyana Banyana took on Botswana on Sunday replacing Karabo Dhlamini in the 49th minute will be hoping to get more playing time to help the South African cause.

Another youngster who will be hoping to get her first start in national colours is Nthabiseng Majiya who scored the lone goal against Botswana nine minutes after coming on for only her second appearance for South Africa.

The teenage sensation, who scored 20 goals in the national league back home – the second highest in the competition, will be hoping to be consistent at the WAFCON 2022 and step up in place of Kgatlana.

South Africa head coach Desiree Ellis expressed her concern on her team’s need to improve in front of goal. She said, “We miss chances in front of goal but we have been working hard in training. We score a lot in training so now we need to transform that into the games.”

Against Botswana, Banyana Banyana had 26 shots at goal with six of them on target and nine of them inside the box. With this in mind, Ellis expects her side to do better against Tunisia on Thursday at the Moulay Hassan Stadium in Rabat.

“We are coming back to the stadium where we played two group games and Tunisia will be playing there for the first time in this competition but this is a whole different game. This game has nothing to do with three points or a draw but just the winner so we have to execute our plan and hope that it will come out positive,” Ellis explained.

The winner of this game will get an automatic slot at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup set to be held in Asutralia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20.