South Africa women's national football team

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South Africa
Nickname(s) Banyana Banyana
Association South African Football Association
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Vera Pauw
Captain Janine Van Wyk
Most caps Portia Modise (114)
Top scorer Portia Modise (98)
FIFA ranking 51 Increase1
Highest FIFA ranking 51 (June 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 74 (June 2005)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 South Africa 14–0 Swaziland 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)
Biggest win
 South Africa 14–0 Swaziland 
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)
 South Africa 14–0 Botswana 
(Harare, Zimbabwe; 19 April 2002)
Biggest defeat
 China PR 13–0 South Africa South Africa
(Dalian, China; 7 September 2003)
African Women's Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1995)
Best result Runners-up; 1995, 2000, 2008, 2012

The South Africa national women's football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana (The Girls), is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association.

Their first official match was held in 30 May 1993 against Swaziland.[1]

They qualified for the Olympic football for the first time in 2012 tournament,[2] while at that time they have not yet qualified for FIFA Women's World Cup.

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Banned
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 To be determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games record[edit]

Olympic Games Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
United States 1996 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Australia 2000 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Greece 2004 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
China 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6
Total 1/5 3 0 1 2 1 7 -6
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in Africa Women's Championship[edit]

CAF Women's Championship
Year Round GP W D* L GS GA GD
1991 Banned
1995 Runners up 6 3 1 2 19 20 −1
Nigeria 1998 Group stage 2 0 0 2 2 7 −5
South Africa 2000 Runners up 5 4 0 1 9 3 +6
Nigeria 2002 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 6 11 −5
South Africa 2004 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5
Nigeria 2006 Third place 5 2 1 2 8 5 +3
Equatorial Guinea 2008 Runners up 5 3 0 2 7 4 +3
South Africa 2010 Third place 5 3 1 1 10 6 +4
Equatorial Guinea 2012 Runners up 5 3 0 2 6 6 0
Namibia 2014 Qualified 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Runners up 4 times 41 20 4 17 69 69 0
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

Roster for the 2014 African Women's Championship.

Head coach: Vera Pauw

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Andile Dlamini (1992-09-02)2 September 1992 (aged 22) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
2 2DF Simphiwe Dludlu (1987-09-21)21 September 1987 (aged 27) South Africa TUKS Ladies FC
3 2DF Nothando Vilakazi (1988-10-28)28 October 1988 (aged 25) South Africa Palace Super Falcons
4 2DF Noko Matlou (1985-09-30)30 September 1985 (aged 29) South Africa Ma-Indies FC
5 2DF Janine Van Wyk (c) (1987-04-17)17 April 1987 (aged 27) South Africa JVW FC
6 3MF Mamello Makhabane (1988-02-24)24 February 1988 (aged 26) South Africa Palace Super Falcons
7 2DF Lebogang Mabatle (1992-03-03)3 March 1992 (aged 22) South Africa University of Pretoria F.C.
8 2DF Lebogang Ramalepe (1991-12-03)3 December 1991 (aged 22) South Africa Ma-Indies FC
9 3MF Amanda Dlamini (1988-07-22)22 July 1988 (aged 26) South Africa University of Johannesburg
10 4FW Silindile Ngubane (1987-03-25)25 March 1987 (aged 27) South Africa Durban Ladies FC
11 4FW Thembi Kgatlana South Africa TUT
12 4FW Portia Modise (1983-06-20)20 June 1983 (aged 31) South Africa Croesus FC
13 2DF Gloria Thato (1989-01-11)11 January 1989 (aged 25) South Africa University of Pretoria F.C.
14 3MF Sanah Mollo (1987-01-30)30 January 1987 (aged 27) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
15 3MF Refiloe Jane (1992-08-04)4 August 1992 (aged 22) South Africa VUT Ladies
16 1GK Roxanne Barker (1991-05-06)6 May 1991 (aged 23) Iceland Þór/KA
17 3MF Leandra Smeda (1989-07-22)22 July 1989 (aged 25) South Africa UWC Ladies
18 3MF Mpumi Nyandeni (1987-08-19)19 August 1987 (aged 27) South Africa JVW FC
19 4FW Ode Fulutudilu (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 24) South Africa Spurs Ladies FC
20 4FW Shiwe Nongwanya (1994-03-07)7 March 1994 (aged 20) South Africa Bloemfontein Celtics Ladies
21 1GK Thokozile Mndaweni (1981-08-08)8 August 1981 (aged 33) South Africa Croesus FC

Coach[edit]

The coach of Banyana Banyana is Vera Pauw. The team manager is Lydia Monyepao.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior National Women's Team". South African Football Association. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Banyana secure historic passage to London". FIFA. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 

External links[edit]