Banyana Banyana will meet the Netherlands in the historic Winnie Madikizela–Mandela Inauguration Challenge at the Cape Town Stadium on 19 January 2019.
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis was named the Caf Women’s Coach of the Year for 2018, while Thembi Kgatlana enjoyed a historic night as she picked up the Women’s Player of the Year and Caf Goal of the Year at the ceremony on Tuesday night.
Banyana Banyana have been drawn in a relatively tough Group B for their maiden Fifa Women’s World Cup in France next year.
Banyana Banyana failed to clinch the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title after succumbing to a 4-3 defeat on penalties to defending champions Nigeria after the two sides played out to a 0-0 draw in the showpiece event in Accra.
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 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
Substitute Thembi Kgatlana netted a screamer five minutes from time to give Banyana Banyana a 1-0 victory against Nigeria in their Africa Women’s Cup of Nations opener.
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis says her side are well-prepared and confident ahead of their clash against Lesotho in the 2018 second round of the Caf Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers first leg.
On Thursday, the latest Fifa rankings were released which saw Banyana Banyana move into 53rd spot.