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South Africa women's national football team

The South Africa national women's football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana (The Girls), is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association.

South Africa
Nickname(s)Banyana Banyana
AssociationSouth African Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coachDesiree Ellis
CaptainJanine van Wyk
Most capsJanine van Wyk (165)
Top scorerPortia Modise (101)
FIFA codeRSA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 49 Steady (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest48 (August 2016)
Lowest74 (June 2005)
First international
 South Africa 14–0 Swaziland 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)
Biggest win
 South Africa 17–0 Comoros 
(Port Elizabeth, South Africa; 31 July 2019)
Biggest defeat
 China PR 13–0 South Africa 
(Dalian, China; 7 September 2003)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Best resultGroup stage (2019)
Africa Women Cup of Nations
Appearances12 (first in 1995)
Best resultRunners-up (1995, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best result10th (2012)

Their first official match was held on 30 May 1993 against Swaziland.[2]

They qualified for Olympic football for the first time in 2012,[3] and for a FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, in Group B with Germany, Spain and China. However, they lost all matches, and their only goal was against Spain when they went to a 1–0 lead only to lose 3–1.

Tournament recordEdit

World CupEdit

World Cup Finals
Year Result Pld W D* L GS GA GD
  1991 Did not enter
  1995 Did not qualify
  1999
  2003
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7
Total 1/8 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games Finals
Year Result Pld W D* L GS GA GD
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6
  2016 Group stage 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3
Total 2/6 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in Africa Women's ChampionshipEdit

CAF Women's Championship
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA GD
1991 Banned
1995 Runners up 6 3 1 2 19 20 −1
  1998 Group stage 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5
  2000 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 9 3 +6
  2002 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 6 11 −5
  2004 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5
  2006 Third place 5 2 1 2 8 5 +3
  2008 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 7 4 +3
  2010 Third place 5 3 1 1 10 6 +4
  2012 Runners-up 5 3 0 2 6 6 0
  2014 Fourth place 5 1 1 3 7 6 +1
  2016 Fourth place 5 1 1 3 5 3 +2
  2018 Runners-up 5 3 2 0 11 2 +9
Total Runners-up: 5 times 56 25 8 23 92 80 +12
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Results and fixturesEdit

2019Edit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship.[4]

Head coach: Desiree Ellis

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Andile Dlamini (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 27)   Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
1GK Kaylin Swart (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 24)   Golden Stars

2DF Noxolo Cesane (2000-10-11) 11 October 2000 (age 18)   UWC Ladies
2DF Bongeka Gamede (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 20)   UWC Ladies
2DF Tiisetso Makhubela (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 22)   Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
2DF Noko Matlou (1985-09-30) 30 September 1985 (age 33)   Ma-Indies
2DF Bambanani Mbane (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 29)   Bloemfontein Celtic F.C.
2DF Lebogang Ramalepe (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 27)   Ma-Indies
2DF Janine van Wyk (captain) (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 (age 32)   JVW

3MF Kholosa Biyana (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 25)   University of KwaZulu-Natal
3MF Refiloe Jane (1992-08-04) 4 August 1992 (age 27)   Milan
3MF Hildah Magaia (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 24)   TUT Ladies
3MF Mamello Makhabane (1988-02-24) 24 February 1988 (age 31)   JVW
3MF Robyn Moodaly (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 25)   JVW
3MF Busisiwe Ndimeni (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 28)   TUT-PTA
3MF Ongeziwe Ndlangisa   Durban University of Technology
3MF Priscilla Pesa   Golden Ladies

4FW Ode Fulutudilu (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 29)   to be announced
4FW Amanda Mthandi (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 23)   University of Johannesburg
4FW Shange Sthembile   Durban Ladies

Recent call-upsEdit

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Mapaseka Mpuru (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 21)   University of Pretoria 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
GK Jessica Williams   Spurs Ladies v.   Jamaica, 7 April 2019
GK Victoria Muroa (1990-07-04) 4 July 1990 (age 29)   First Touch Academy 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup
GK Roxanne Barker (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 28)   UWC Ladies v.   Netherlands on 19 January 2019 WTD
GK Yolula Tsawe (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 27)   JVW 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

DF Karabo Dhlamini (2001-09-18) 18 September 2001 (age 18)   Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Nothando Vilakazi (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 30)   Gintra Universitetas 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Yonela Keto   Thunderbirds v.   Jamaica, 7 April 2019
DF Koketso Tlailane (1992-12-07) 7 December 1992 (age 26)   TUT-PTA 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup
DF Regina Mogolola (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 26)   University of Pretoria 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE
DF Thato Letsoso (1996-08-24) 24 August 1996 (age 23)   University of Johannesburg 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

MF Sibulele Holweni (2001-04-28) 28 April 2001 (age 18)   Sophakama Ladies 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Linda Motlhalo (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 21)   Beijing Phoenix 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Leandra Smeda (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 30)   Vittsjö GIK 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Nompumelelo Nyandeni (1987-08-19) 19 August 1987 (age 32)   JVW v.   United States, 12 May 2019
MF Nomvula Kgoale (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 23) Unattached v.   United States, 12 May 2019
MF Rachel Sebati (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 26)   FC Minsk v.   Jamaica, 7 April 2019
MF Molatelo Sebata (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 31)   First Touch Academy 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup
MF Kgalebane Mohlakoana (1993-12-10) 10 December 1993 (age 25)   Bloemfontein Celtic F.C. 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Jabulile Mazibuko (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 26)   TUT Ladies 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE
MF Khanya Xesi (1999-03-11) 11 March 1999 (age 20)   University of the Western Cape 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

FW Thembi Kgatlana (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 23)   Beijing Phoenix 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Rhoda Mulaudzi (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 29)   Apollon Ladies 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Jermaine Seoposenwe (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 25)   Gintra Universitetas 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Kelso Peskin (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 24)   AHFC Royals v.   Sweden on 22 January 2019
FW Melinda Kgadiete (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 27)   Bloemfontein Celtic F.C. 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
FW Sduduzo Dlamini   Sunflower 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE
FW Siyamthanda Skeyi   Thunderbirds 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Senior National Women's Team". South African Football Association. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Banyana secure historic passage to London". FIFA. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  4. ^ [1]

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