19 November 2018 – Banyana Banyana defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the first match of the 2018 Women’s AFCON on Sunday, 18 November 2018 at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana.

Second half substitute Thembi Kgatlana, who was also voted Woman of the Match, scored the solitary goal to give South Africa a famous victory over long-time arch-rivals, the Super Falcons.

Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk said this was a very important victory for the team, especially as it was the first match of the tournament and also against favourites, Nigeria, who are the defending champions. Here is what she had to say: