25 February 2019 – After a 17-hour flight from Johannesburg via Dubai, Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana arrived safely on Sunday (24 February 2019) in Ayia Napa, their base in Cyprus during the Cyprus Women’s Cup.

Following a few training sessions in South Africa, Desiree Ellis’ charges wil continue their preparations on Monday afternoon (25 February) in Cyprus.

They have been drawn in Group A and will face Finland in their opening match on Wednesday, 27 February.

They wil then face the Czech Republic and round off the group stages with a fixture against Korea DPR.

The Cyprus Women’s Cup, which is an invitational 12-nation women’s football tournament held annually in Cyprus, runs from 27 February to 6 March.

South Africa finished in sixth place last year.

Banyana Banyana are using the event as preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled to be played in France from 7 June to 7 July.




27 February 2019

South Africa       vs             Finland                                  13h00

North Korea        vs             Czech Republic                      18h00


1 March 2019

Finland                  vs             Czech Republic  13h00

South Africa        vs             North Korea        18h00


4 March 2019

Czech Republic      vs             South Africa     13h00

Finland                   vs             North Korea        18h00