Banyana Banyana fell to a 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the Inaugural Winnie Mandela International Challenge at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, writes DYLAN APPOLIS.
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 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.
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 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 star Thembi Kgatlana scored her first goal for Houston Dash to help her side secure a 3-1 victory over Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Banyana Banyana and Thembi Kgatlana have made the top three of the Women’s National Team of the Year and Women’s Player of the Year awards respectively.