29 July 2019 – Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana have arrived in Port Elizabeth to start the defence of their COSAFA Cup title they won in the same province about a year ago.
Head coach Desiree Ellis and the 20 players she named for the tournament will start training this afternoon at the Westbourne Oval.
The 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship starts on Wednesday, 31 July and runs until 11 August.
South Africa will take on Comoros in their opening match.
In the 20 players announced by Ellis for the tournament, six of them were not at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Three of them are uncapped – Priscilla Pesa (Golden Ladies – North West), Shange Sthembile (Durban Ladies – KZN) and Noxolo Cesane (University of Western Cape – Western Cape).
The other trio has been in the national team before – Hilda Magaia (TUT-PTA), Robyn Moodaly of JVW FC and Ongeziwe Dlangisa (Durban University of Technology – KZN).
Banyana Banyana and the Comoros Islands are in Group A, together with, Malawi and Madagascar.
Zambia, Namibia, Mauritius and Botswana are in Group B, while Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola and Eswatini are in Group C.
Only the top team in each pool advances to the semifinals, along with the best second-place finisher.
Banyana Banyana COSAFA CUP Fixtures:
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Friday, 2 August 2019
Monday, 5 August 2019
For the full fixtures, click here!
COSAFA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
29 JULY – 12 AUGUST 2019
|NAME AND SURNAME||POSITION||CLUB||LOCATION||PROVINCE|
|1. Andile DLAMINI||GK||Mamelodi Sundowns FC||Pretoria||GAUTENG|
|2. Kaylin SWART||GK||Golden Stars||Port Elizabeth||EASTERN CAPE|
|3. Lebogang RAMALEPE||DF||Ma-Indies FC||Polokwane||LIMPOPO|
|4. Janine VAN WYK (C)||DF||JVW FC||Johannesburg||GAUTENG|
|5. Noko MATLOU||DF||Ma-Indies FC||Polokwane||LIMPOPO|
|6. Bambanani MBANE||DF||Bloemfontein Celtic FC||Bloemfontein||FREE STATE|
|7. Noxolo Cesane||DF||UWC||Cape Town||WESTERN CAPE|
|8. Tiisetso MAKHUBELA||DF||Mamelodi Sundowns FC||Pretoria||GAUTENG|
|9. Bongeka GAMEDE||DF||UWC||Cape Town||WESTERN CAPE|
|10.Mamello MAKHABANE||MF||JVW FC||Johannesburg||GAUTENG|
|11. Busisiwe NDIMENI||MF||TUKS Ladies FC||Pretoria||GAUTENG|
|12. Refiloe JANE||MF||Unattached||Johannesburg||GAUTENG|
|13. Kholosa BIYANA||MF||UKZN||Durban||KWA-ZULU NATAL|
|14. Robyn MOODALY||MF||JVW FC||Johannesburg||GAUTENG|
|15. Hildah MAGAIA||MF||TUT-PTA||Pretoria||GAUTENG|
|16. Ongeziwe NDLANGISA||MF||DUT||Durban||KWA-ZULU NATAL|
|17. Priscilla PESA||MF||Golden Ladies||Mahikeng||NORTH WEST|
|18. Amanda MTHANDI||FW||University of Johannesburg||Johannesburg||GAUTENG|
|19. Ode FULUTUDILU||FW||Unattached||NETHERLANDS|
|20. Shange STHEMBILE||FW||Durban Ladies||Durban||KWA-ZULU NATAL|