18 June 2021 – Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has selected her strongest squad to face Netherlands in a friendly match in Zwolle on 3 July 2021.
The encounter is part of South African Senior Women’s National Team preparations for the CAF AWCON qualifiers that will kick off later this year.
Banyana Banyana will report for camp on 21 June 2021 before leaving for Europe on 29 June 2021.
Coach Ellis has selected a team which is a mixture of rising stars and the experienced players.
Captain Janine Van Wyk and Ode Fulutudilu who recently won the league title in Scotland with Glasgow Rangers, return to the squad, along with Portuguese championship winner Jermaine Seoposenwe. They will be joined by the duo from SD Eibar Thembi Kgatlana and Noko Matlou who were part of the team that won friendly matches against Botswana and Zambia recently.
“We are very excited to be playing international football again as we haven’t been able to travel for more than a year due to COVID-19,” said Ellis.
“I am looking forward to seeing the progress made by our players who have been out in the United States and across Europe for the past year. We have called up senior players and these are the players who should guide the Banyana Banyana to the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023,” added Ellis.
“We will be facing a very tough Dutch side third ranking in the world, who are currently preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games while we continue preparations for our Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers which are scheduled for later this year.
‘’I believe this camp will be very exciting because I am spoilt for choice with quality players from overseas based clubs, the local Hollywoodbets Super League and the Sasol League. I will be working with the crème de la crème of South African Women’s Football, and I am extremely looking forward to this camp,’’ concluded Ellis.
NAME AND SURNAME POSITION CLUB LOCATION PROVINCE/ COUNTRY
- Andile DLAMINI GK Mamelodi Sundowns FC Pretoria GAUTENG
- Kaylin SWART GK JVW FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
- Regirl NGOBENI GK UWC Cape Town WESTERN CAPE
- Janine VAN WYK DF Glasgow City Glasgow SCOTLAND
- Tiisetso MAKHUBELA DF Tshwane University of Technology-PTA Pretoria GAUTENG
- Noko MATLOU DF SD Eibar Eibar SPAIN
- Bambanani MBANE DF Mamelodi Sundowns FC Pretoria GAUTENG
- Karabo DHLAMINI DF University of Northwestern Ohio Ohio USA
- Bongeka GAMEDE DF University of Western Cape Cape Town WESTERN CAPE
- Kgaelebane MOHLOKOANA MF Bloemfontein Celtic Bloemfontein BLOEMFONTEIN
- Ongeziwe NDLANGISA MF Sunflower FC Durban KWA ZULU NATAL
- Oratile MOKWENA MF Mamelodi Sundowns Pretoria GAUTENG
- Mamello MAKHABANE MF JWV FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
- Nomvula KGOALE MF Tshwane University of Technology-PTA Pretoria GAUTENG
- Robyn MOODALY MF JVW FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
- Noxolo CESANE MF University of Western Cape Cape Town WESTERN CAPE
- Gabriela SALGADO MF JWV FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
- Thembi KGATLANA FW SD Eibar Eibar SPAIN
- Jermaine SEOPOSENWE FW Sporting Braga Braga PORTUGAL
- Lelona DAWETI FW Mamelodi Sundowns FC Pretoria GAUTENG
- Ode FULUTUDILU FW Glasgow City Glasgow SCOTLAND
- Sibulele HOLWENI FW University of Western Cape Cape Town WESTERN CAPE