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: