The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) took the time to congratulate Safa for their great display of sportsmanship in the African Women’s Cup of Nations final.
Banyana Banyana arrived home to a warm welcome at the OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday after qualifying for their first-ever Fifa Women’s World Cup.
Banyana Banyana suffered a 4-3 defeat on penalties to defending champions Nigeria in the African Women’s Cup final at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana on Saturday afternoon.
Banyana Banyana trio Thembi Kgatlana, Janine Van Wyk and Lebohang Ramalepe have all been included in the Team of the Tournament after impressive displays throughout the African Women’s Cup of Nations.
Banyana Banyana striker Thembi Kgatlana walked away with the best player of the tournament award at the 2018 Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
South African Football Association (Safa) president Dr Danny Jordaan believes that Banyana Banyana players should be earning as much as the Bafana Bafana team.
Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau, Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis, captain Janine van Wyk and forward Thembi Kgatlana, as well as Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango have all been nominated for Caf awards.
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis shares her thoughts on why women’s football is on the rise in South Africa and how there are limitless opportunities for women in football.
Banyana Banyana beat Mali 2-0 in their African Women’s Cup of Nations semi-final to not only seal a spot in the showpiece event, but also book their ticket to next year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup for the first time.
Banyana Banyana are two games away from clinching the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations after they advanced to the semi-finals followinh a 1-1 draw against Zambian