8 November 2018– Banyana Banyana will face Equatorial Guinea in the second match of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations tournament scheduled for Ghana from 17 November to 1 December.

This comes after a decision taken by the Appeal Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) overturned a decision made by the Disciplinary Council in September.

Banyana Banyana will now play Nigeria in their opening match, followed by a clash with Equatorial Guinea and then Zambia.

Here is a full statement from CAF.

On November 7, 2018, the Appeal Board of Confédération Africaine de Football held a meeting in order to decide on the appeal of the Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol of the decision of the Disciplinary Council of September 8, 2018.

Regarding the eligibility protest against player Annette Jacky Messomo during the match no. 30 Equatorial Guinea vs Kenya played in the frame of the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations 2018, the Appeal Board decided as follows :

  1. The appeal lodged by the Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol is admissible;
  2. The decision no 001-CAI-08.09.2018 is overruled;
  3. The player Annette Jacky Messomo is eligible to play for the National Team of Equatorial Guinea;
  1. The National Team of Equatorial Guinea is reintegrated in the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations 2018.



Nigeria vs South Africa                            15h30 (17h30)  18 Nov 2018     Cape Coast

Equatoria Guinea vs South Africa          18h30 (20h30)  21 Nov 2018     Cape Coast

South Africa vs Zambia                           16h00 (18h00)  24 Nov 2018     Accra Stadium