9 June 2022 Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has called up Rhoda Mulaudzi to her preliminary Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2022 squad as a replacement for the injured Gabriela Salgado. 

The Banyana Banyana coach’s preparations for the tournament were dealt a huge blow after Salgado suffered the injury on Wednesday, which rules her out of action for eight weeks. The JVW midfielder fell and broke her collarbone while playing for her Hollywoodbets Super League side in a midweek match against Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies.

“It is a massive loss because she has been a key player for us. But this also gives others in the squad an opportunity to step up. We wish Gabby a speedy recovery,” she said.

Banyana Banyana will go into a preliminary training camp on Friday 10 June 2022 ahead of the team’s departure to the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.