21 January 2019 – Banyana Banyana midfielder Leandra Smeda says they are improving every day as a team, and the international friendly matches against the Netherlands and Sweden are just what the doctor ordered for them to be ready for the FIFA Women’s World Cup coming up in June in France.

South Africa went down 1-2 to the Netherlands on Saturday, 19 January 2019 at the Cape Town Stadium, and will now face Sweden on Tuesday, 22 January at the same venue. Kickoff is at 19h00.

Smeda says they are looking forward to another challenging match, which should also go a long way in helping them with their preparations.

The Cape Town-born player has just made a move to Swedish Damallsvenskan outfit Vittsjő GIK after spending six months at Lithuanian side FK Gintra-Universitetas.