Soccer

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
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Bafana Bafana have been drawn with Cameroon, Gambia and Mauritania in the qualification stages for the 2017 AFCON tournament. Where will Shakes Mashaba's men finish in their pool?

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

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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