Banyana Banyana geared for Tanzania contest

Banyana Banyana geared for Tanzania contest

Football - 2014 African Womens Championships 1st Leg - Comoros v South Africa - Stade Said Mohamed Cheik StadiumThe South African Women’s National team, Banyana Banyana returned from Zambia on Monday, after beating She-polopolo 4-0 in an international friendly match played at Nkoloma stadium and went straight into camp.

The Sasol sponsored women’s national team is currently in Polokwane with coach Vera Pauw preparing for yet another friendly match against Tanzania. This will see Sasol Banyana Banyana complete what has been a successful women’s month, having played Namibia and Zambia respectively as part of the women’s month celebrations.

The match will be played at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium this Sunday, 31 August. Kick-off is at 18h00.

Coach Pauw said Banyana Banyana’s preparations for the biggest women’s football tournament have been going according to plan and with just over a month left before the team travels to Namibia, it is all systems go.

The African Women’s Championships will be used as a qualifier for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“We travelled back to South Africa on Monday and we gave the players a day off on Tuesday but the girls are looking great, we will be ready for Tanzania come Sunday,” Pauw said.

Amanda Dlamini is recovering well from a knee injury which she suffered in the match played at the Dobsonville stadium against Namibia early this month.

With Pauw yet to name her final squad to compete at the African Women’s Championship in Namibia from 11 – 25 October, the competition among players seems to be growing with each match they play.

“Everyone is working hard in the team, it’s not going to be easy for the coach to make the final selection as everyone is putting in great effort,” said Janine Van Wyk.

Tanzania arrive in South Africa on Friday.

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