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.
BANYANA BANYANA CYPRUS CUP FIXTURES:
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