The South African football fraternity are in high spirits after Banyana Banyana brushed aside Ghana in a 3-0 victory at the Aisha Buhari Cup in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, 17 September 2021.
Full-time: Victory for Banyana Banyana! 💪🏿@Banyana_Banyana 🇿🇦3️⃣➖0️⃣🇬🇭Ghana
— Banyana_Banyana (@Banyana_Banyana) September 17, 2021
The women in Green and Gold began the friendly tournament with spectacular goals from Hilda Magaia of Moron BK in Sweden, Thembi Kgatlana of Atletico Madrid in Spain, and Sibulele Holweni of the University of the Western Cape.
Kgatlana, who scored the second goal in the match, said: “It’s always good to play top teams. We hadn’t played in a very long time (together in the national set-up), and we have a couple of overseas players who had to travel to join the team.
“We have a very long calendar, preparations for AWCON, the World Cup and the following year it’s the Olympics because of Covid everything is squeezed. So, getting a first match against Ghana, we had to prepare and make sure that we scored,” she added.
Social media showed their support as the South Africans prepare for their next match against hosts Nigeria on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.
Mamello Makhabane appreciation Post ❤️🔥 what a workhorse in the Banyana Banyana 🇿🇦 midfield🔥 pic.twitter.com/epVZRNrIyu
— The-General (@SihleGeneral10) September 17, 2021
What a performance by Banyana Banyana 🇿🇦 https://t.co/a8F8JHdPVT
— Dineo Pearl Modise (@DineoPModise) September 17, 2021
Congrats Banyana. South African women are flying at the moment. The cricket women's team lead their series 4-0. Onwards and upwards.
— HoneybadgerB (@Zavosdd) September 17, 2021
Photo 1 Caption: Banyana Banyana players pictured celebrating their 3-0 victory over Ghana at the Aisha Buhari Cup in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, 17 September 2021. Photo: Banyana Banyana (Twitter)