26 February 2024 – Banyana Banyana are eyeing a satisfying conclusion to their Third Round CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier against Tanzania when the two sides meet at Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday, 27 February 2024. 

The Sasol-sponsored South African senior women’s team won the first leg of this tie 3-0 in Tanzania a few days ago and will come into the return match high in confidence after the comfortable away victory in the East African country. The match will also serve as a special tribute to Jermaine Seoposenwe, who will become the 10th Banyana Banyana player to get 100 international caps.

Coach Desiree Ellis spoke highly of a player who has always delivered her absolute best and has an incredible work ethic.

“I am really excited for Jermaine, she has been a true servant for South African football. She has been giving her all, always. She is the 10th player in Banyana Banyana to get 100 caps and it is well deserved,” said Ellis. 

Should Banyana Banyana make it to the Fourth Round of the Olympic qualifiers, they will face Nigeria, who won against Cameroon in their Third Round match. Only two African nations will qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. 

Speaking about the possibilities in the next round, Ellis emphasised that the focus was on winning their two-legged game against Tanzania first and then preparing for their next opponent. 

“Look, it is always about us first. We have to finish the job back home. We don’t want to become complacent. People would say 3-0 is already a score that wins you the tie but the next goal in the match could change things. We have to score that next goal and once that is over we will have to face whoever is in front of us.” 

Banyana Banyana had their final training session on Monday afternoon.

The second leg game will kick off at 19:30 at Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga and will be LIVE on SuperSport Variety 4.

Tickets for the game can still be purchased on the link https://tickets.computicket.com/event/south_africa_banyana_banyana_vs_tanzania___2024_olympics_qualifier/7260323