Banyana Banyana return to camp for AWC qualifiers

Banyana Banyana return to camp for AWC qualifiers
Vera_Pauw_trainingThe South African Senior Women’s National Team, Banyana Banyana,
returns to camp this evening (Saturday, 2 April 2016) to start preparations for the
crucial African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCN) qualifiers against
Botswana.

The two-legged tie will see Banyana Banyana face off against The Zebras at the
Lobatse Sports Complex Stadium on Saturday, 9 April 2016 in Lobatse, Botswana.

The return leg is scheduled for Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Tuesday, 12 April 2016.

Kick for both games is at 16h00 and 19h00 respectively.

Banyana Banyana head coach Vera Pauw has selected 28 players for the camp with
Busisiwe Ndimeni ruled out because of an injury she sustained in Cameroon, while
Jabu Mazibuko returns to the squad after missing out on the West African travel due
to an
injury.

The South Africans played two international friendly matches against the host nation
– winning 2-0 in the first one and drawing 2-all in the second clash.

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana will conduct their training sessions at the Nike
Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto before departing for neighbouring
Botswana on Tuesday, 5 April.

“We have just recently returned from Cameroon where we did very well and we are now
looking forward to these upcoming clashes with Botswana. Our travel to West Africa
has helped us with preparations for Botswana because we really want to qualify for
the AWCN and make the nation proud. All these matches that we are playing are part
of the programme to prepare for the bigger stage, the Rio Olympic Games in August,”
said Pauw.

Cameroon will host the 12th edition of the AWCN tournament from 19 November to 3
December, 2016.

Article:Madoda Ntuli

 

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