SA eager to improve ranking

2012-10-18 17:21
Joseph Mkhonza (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Banyana Banyana head coach Joseph Mkhonza says the soccer team will aim to improve its world ranking at the CAF African Women Championship in Guinea from October 28.

"We hope that we can do South Africa proud and move a few further spots up the world rankings," said Mkhonza.

"SAFA and Sasol need to be thanked for their commitment in allowing the Banyana Banyana players to stay in camp for the entire October to prepare for the [Confederation of African Football] CAF African Women Championship."

"Banyana Banyana go to the CAF African Women Championship ranked 56th in the world and fourth in Africa, with our world ranking having improved by five places after our matches played at the Olympics."

Banyana have been drawn in Group A and will face hosts Guinea in Malabo on October 28, Senegal in Malabo on October 31, and will travel to Bata for their encounter with the Democratic Republic of Congo on November 3.

The semi-finals will be held in either Malabo or Bata on November 7, with the third and fourth place playoffs and the title decider both scheduled for Malabo on November 11.

The travelling party includes most of the players who represented South Africa at the London Olympics in July, plus three new caps in the Durban ladies' pair of striker Silindile Ngubane and defender Charlotte Mshengu, and Women's Under 17 National Team goalkeeper Katlego Moletsane (High Performance Centre, Pretoria).

Banyana team:

Goalkeepers: Thokozile Mndaweni, Andile Dlamini, Katlego Moletsane.

Defenders: Nothando Vilakazi, Amanda Sister, Janine van Wyk (vice-captain), Zamandosi Cele, Refiloe Jane, Lebogang Mabatle, Charlotte Mshengu.

Midfielders: Leandra Smeda, Nocawe Skiti, Amanda Dlamini (captain), Gabisile Hlumbane, Yola Jafta.

Strikers: Noko Matlou, Portia Modise, Andiswe Mgcoyi, Silindile Ngubane, Sanah Mollo, Jermaine Seoposenwe.

Read more on:    joseph mkhonza  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.