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 Mkhonzana Mkhonza
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 Qualified 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]

The following is the South African squad in the women's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Barker, RoxanneRoxanne Barker (1991-05-06)6 May 1991 (aged 21) 6 0 United States Pepperdine University
2 3MF Moodaly, RobynRobyn Moodaly (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 18) 12 1 South Africa High Performance Centre
3 2DF Vilakazi, NothandoNothando Vilakazi (1988-10-28)28 October 1988 (aged 23) 30 6 South Africa Palace Super Falcons
4 2DF Sister, AmandaAmanda Sister (1990-03-01)1 March 1990 (aged 22) 33 1 South Africa Liverpool
5 2DF van Wyk, JanineJanine van Wyk (1987-04-17)17 April 1987 (aged 25) 76 8 South Africa Palace Super Falcons
6 2DF Cele, ZamandosiZamandosi Cele (1990-12-26)26 December 1990 (aged 21) 18 0 South Africa Durban
7 3MF Smeda, LeandraLeandra Smeda (1989-07-22)22 July 1989 (aged 23) 19 3 South Africa Cape Town Roses
8 3MF Louw, KylieKylie Louw (1989-01-15)15 January 1989 (aged 23) 72 7 United States Stephen F. Austin State University
9 3MF Dlamini, AmandaAmanda Dlamini (c) (1988-07-22)22 July 1988 (aged 24) 49 16 South Africa University of Johannesburg
10 3MF Ntsweng, MarryMarry Ntsweng (1989-12-19)19 December 1989 (aged 22) 41 1 South Africa Tshwane University
11 4FW Matlou, NokoNoko Matlou (1985-09-30)30 September 1985 (aged 26) 74 55 South Africa University of Johannesburg
12 4FW Modise, PortiaPortia Modise (1983-06-20)20 June 1983 (aged 29) 92 71 South Africa Palace Super Falcons
13 3MF Hlumbane, GabisileGabisile Hlumbane (1986-12-20)20 December 1986 (aged 25) 33 0 South Africa Kovsies
14 4FW Mollo, SanahSanah Mollo (1987-01-30)30 January 1987 (aged 25) 26 8 South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
15 2DF Jane, RefiloeRefiloe Jane (1992-08-04)4 August 1992 (aged 19) 5 0 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
16 3MF Nyandeni, MpumiMpumi Nyandeni (1987-08-19)19 August 1987 (aged 24) 93 7 Russia WFC Rossiyanka
17 4FW Mgcoyi, AndisiweAndisiwe Mgcoyi (1988-06-16)16 June 1988 (aged 24) 21 4 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
18 1GK Mndaweni, ThokozileThokozile Mndaweni (1981-08-08)8 August 1981 (aged 30) 57 1 South Africa University of Johannesburg

Coach[edit]

The coach of Banyana Banyana is Joseph Mkhonza. 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. 
  3. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 2012-07-13. p. 10. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 

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