Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has announced her preliminary 33-member squad to start preparing for the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco in July.
The players will report for camp on Friday next week ( 10 June 2022) in Johannesburg. Ellis, whose side lost to Nigeria on penalties in the last AWCON tournament held in Ghana, will announce her final squad before the team departs for the tournament on 21 June.
Banyana Banyana are in Group C with Nigeria, Botswana and Burundi. The South Africans play their opening match against Nigeria’s Super Falcons on July 4 in Rabat.
Banyana Preliminary Squad for AWCON 2022:
Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns), Kaylin Swart (JVW), Regirl Ngobeni (UWC), Kebotseng Moletsane (Bloem Celtic)
Karabo Dhlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns), Cimone Sauls (JVW), Lebohang Ramalepe (Dinamo Minsk), Koketso Tlailane (TUT), Janine Van Wyk (JVW), Tiisetso Makhubela (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bambanani Mbane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Bongeka Gamede (UWC), Noko Matlou (Eibar), Lonathemba Mhlongo (UWC)
Refiloe Jane (AC Milan), Mamello Makhabane (JVW), Nomvula Kgoale (Parquesdesol), Gabriella Salgado (JVW), Linda Motlhalo (Djugardens), Thalea Smidt (Mamelodi Sundowns), Khosona Biyela (Sporting Gijon), Amogelang Motau (UWC), Robin Moodaly (JVW), Sibulele Holweni (UWC), Thubelihle Shamase (UJ)
Jermaine Seoposenwe (Braga), Melinda Kgadiete (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lelona Dawet (Mamelodi Sundowns)i, Xoxola Cesane (Mamelodi Sundowns), Nthabiseng Majiya (Richmond Ladies), Thembi Kgatlana (Atletico Madrid), Hildah Magaia (Sejong Sportstoto), Reitumetse Chabana (TUT)
Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has announced her preliminary 33-member squad to start preparing for the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled for Morocco in July. Photo: SAFA
With editing by gsport