1 June 2019 – Head coach of Banyana Banyana Desiree Ellis is pleased with the way preparations for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup have gone.
The tournament takes place in France from 7 June to 7 July and Banyana Banyana will open their campaign against Spain on the 8thof June.
South Africa is in the final phase of preparations and take on Norway on Sunday, 2 June at Stade Moulonguet in Amiens, France.
Kickoff is at 20h00.
- 1STever meeting the two nations
- Norway has been ever-present in the FIFA Women’s World Cup – never missed a tournament since 1991
- Making their 8thappearance – champions in 1995
- Won gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games – did not qualify for London 2012 and Rio 2016
- Champions of the UEFA Women’s Championship in 1987 and 1993
- Currently ranked 12thin the world and sixth in UEFA, while Banyana Banyana are placed 49thin the world and third on the continent.
Here is what Ellis had to say: