Fran Hilton-Smith

SA Input in UEFA Development Course

The South African under 20 women team (Basetsana) is back in the country following a successful camp in Germany where they played two matches, against hosts Germany and the Netherlands.

Basetsana Brought Down to Earth

South Africa’s under-20 national women’s soccer team have completed their first-ever international tour with a two-nil loss to their Dutch counterparts in Holland on Sunday, but have done so with honour.

Basetsana Humble World Champs

The South African national U20 women’s soccer team pictured a the High Performance Centre in Pretoria, shortly before their departure for Germany. Having secured a result as amazing as it is unprecedented, South Africa’s U20 national women’s soccer side, Basetsana are on cloud nine after playing to a one-all draw against the Women’s U20 World […]

CAF Courses for Women Coaches

A total of 100 participants from 65 African countries have been undergoing two intensive Confederation of African Football (CAF) Courses in Sandton, Johannesburg. The CAF Continental Administration and Women Coaches Instructors Courses are taking place at Balalaika Hotel, 20 Maud Street, Sandton.

CAF Puts Coaches First

CAF will be holding its first-ever coaching course for Women Coaching Instructors, in Johannesburg, South Africa, from the 28th of October until the 4th of November 2007.

2007 October Woman: Fran Hilton-Smith

Anyone who knows anything about women’s soccer in South Africa, knows Fran Hilton-Smith. She has held so many positions in the 22 years she’s been involved with soccer, it’s difficult to give her just one title, but for now she is team manager of the national women’s soccer team, and she takes care of the […]

Referee Robs Banyana

Banyana Banyana face an uphill battle to qualify for next year’s Olympics after losing 1-nil to Ghana in a third round Olympic qualifier at the Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria yesterday.

Banyana await FIFA Good News

South Africa’s senior women’s soccer team’s hopes of the ‘easiest passage’ to the 2008 Olympics have been boosted, after Ethiopia failed to arrive in South Africa, and Nigeria lost to 1-0 Ghana on Sunday afternoon.

Abuja Loss Strains Olympic Hopes

South Africa’s senior women’s soccer team has suffered a second humiliating defeat at the hands of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, who capitalised on heavy rain and poor defensive play to walk to a comprehensive 5-0 win in Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday.

Banyana Back on Track for Glory

Having made it through to the third and final round of Olympic qualifiers, South Africa’s senior women’s soccer team have achieved something fantastic, and their progress to face Nigeria in this past Sunday’s All Africa Games is testament to their re-emergence as among the continent’s best proponents of the beautiful game.

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