13 June 2019 – When Banyana Banyana takes on China tonight (Thursday, 13 June) one regular member of the playing squad will be missing from the line-up – defender Nothando Vilakazi.

The left back received two yellow cards in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup against Spain, which led to an automatic red card, so she is suspended for the clash against China.

She has made the left back position her own and has been ever present in the Banyana Banyana starting line up over the years.

Vilakazi is confident that her teammates will come out triumphant in the China fixture. She was also part of the squad that lost 2-0 against the same team in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Here is what Vilakazi had to say: