2 March 2019 – Banyana Banyana midfielder Leandra Smeda says individual errors led to their 4-1 loss to Korea DPR in the second match of the 2019 Cyprus Women’s played on Friday, 1 March 2019 at the AEK Arena in Larnaca.

South Africa conceded four quick goals in the first half and never recovered, only to pull one back in early in the second half through defender Lebohang Ramalepe.

Banyana Banyana are using the tournament to prepare for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicking off in June in France.

Smeda says it was a good wake up call for the squad as they will meet similar opposition in the World Cup, and they need to be ready.

Here’s what she had to say: