South Africa women's national football team

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South Africa
Nickname(s)Banyana Banyana
AssociationSouth African Football Association
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Sub-confederationCOSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coachDesiree Ellis
CaptainJanine Van Wyk
Most capsJanine Van Wyk (150)
Top scorerPortia Modise (101)
FIFA codeRSA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 48 Increase 2 (7 December 2018)[1]
Highest10 (August 2017)
Lowest74 (June 2005)
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 
(Dalian, China; 7 September 2003)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2019)
Africa Women Cup of Nations
Appearances12 (first in 1995)
Best resultRunners-up (1995, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best result10th (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 on 30 May 1993 against Swaziland.[2]

They qualified for Olympic football for the first time in 2012,[3] and for a FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019.

Tournament record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Banned
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019 Qualified
Total 1/8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3
Total 2/6 6 0 2 4 1 10 −9
*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 Fourth place 5 1 1 3 7 6 +1
Cameroon 2016 Fourth place 5 1 1 3 5 3 +2
Ghana 2018 Runners up 5 3 2 0 11 2 +9
Total Runners up 5 times 56 25 8 23 92 80 +12
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

The following players has been pre-called up for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.[4]

Head coach: Desiree Ellis

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Andile Dlamini (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 26) 32 South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
1GK Kaylin Swart (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 24) United States Des Moines Menace
1GK Roxanne Barker (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 27) 34 South Africa Cape Town Roses
1GK Yolula Tsawe (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 26) South Africa JVW

2DF Lebogang Ramalepe (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 27) 35 South Africa Ma-Indies
2DF Nothando Vilakazi (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 30) 104 South Africa Palace Super Falcons
2DF Janine Van Wyk (c) (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 (age 31) 144 United States Houston Dash
2DF Noko Matlou (1985-09-30) 30 September 1985 (age 33) 138 South Africa Ma-Indies
2DF Bambanani Mbane (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 28) South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
2DF Regina Mogolola (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 25) South Africa University of Pretoria
2DF Thato Letsoso (1996-08-24) 24 August 1996 (age 22) South Africa University of Johannesburg

3MF Tiisetso Makhubela (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 21) South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns
3MF Koketso Tlailane (1992-12-07) 7 December 1992 (age 26) South Africa TUT Ladies
3MF Refiloe Jane (1992-08-04) 4 August 1992 (age 26) 79 Australia Canberra United
3MF Rachel Sebati (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 26) South Africa TUT Ladies
3MF Mamello Makhabane (1988-02-24) 24 February 1988 (age 30) 82 South Africa JVW
3MF Leandra Smeda (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 29) 74 Lithuania Gintra Universitetas
3MF Nompumelelo Nyandeni (1987-08-19) 19 August 1987 (age 31) 134 South Africa JVW
3MF Linda Motlhalo (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 20) 7 United States Houston Dash
3MF Kholosa Biyana (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 24) South Africa University of KwaZulu-Natal
3MF Jabulile Mazibuko (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 26) South Africa TUT Ladies
3MF Khanya Xesi (1999-03-11) 11 March 1999 (age 19) South Africa University of the Western Cape

4FW Kgaelebane Mohlakoana (1990-06-02) 2 June 1990 (age 28) South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic
4FW Sduduzo Dlamini South Africa Sunflower
4FW Hildah Magaia (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 24) South Africa TUT Ladies
4FW Thembi Kgatlana (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 22) 28 United States Houston Dash
4FW Jermaine Seoposenwe (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 25) South Africa JVW
4FW Melinda Kgadiete (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 26) South Africa Bloemfontein Celtic

Siyamthanda Skeyi South Africa Thunderbirds
Amanda Mthandi South Africa University of Johannesburg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Senior National Women's Team". South African Football Association. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Banyana secure historic passage to London". FIFA. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Provisional Banyana squad for African Women's Championship named". COSAFA. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.

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