12 November 2019 – Banyana Banyana will return home on Wednesday morning (13 November 2019) after their friendly international match against Japan in Fukuoka on Sunday.

The South Africa Women’s Senior National team lost 2-0 to the hosts in a thrilling international match in Japan’s most southern province and had a practice match at the same venue on Monday.

The Desiree Ellis coached team will leave Japan on Tuesday afternoon and fly via Hong Kong where they will connect on a direct flight to OR Tambo Airport and touch down on Wednesday morning (07h30).

Ellis complimented the team for seeing through a trying period and requested all players to continue working on their own in a bid to improve themselves in preparation for the coming season.