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.
With a tally of eleven medals for Team South Africa on Wednesday, South Africa is proving to be a significant player in the ninth edition of the All Africa Games in Algiers.
Banyana Banyana progressed on Sunday with another win in their All Africa Games campaign, this time a 3-1 win over Ethiopia, and speaking to gsport on Monday, Fran Hilton-Smith expressed her happiness with the team’s performance.
Banyana Banyana have emerged as top contenders for two possible African berths in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, after twice coming from behind to beat Zimbabwe 3-2 in Harare on Saturday, in a draining encounter.
With three days to go before the second and final leg of the home-and-away 2008 Olympic Qualifier against Zimbabwe, scheduled for the highly partisan Rufaro Stadium in Mbare, Harare against Zimbabwe, the South African national women’s team has the luxury of international talent back in the squad.
Home favourites Banyana Banyana prevailed 2-1 in front of a patriotic crowd at the Caledonian Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday, during their Beijing Olympic qualifier against Zimbabwe.
The national women’s soccer team Banyana Banyana gathers today for a week-long camp at Eastgate Garden Court, in preparations for their next 2008 Olympic qualifier, against Zimbabwe in Pretoria on Sunday.
Under impossibly contentious circumstances, the South African national women’s soccer team managed to overcome odds stacked against them, to secure a 4-2 (5-4 aggregate) victory over Equatorial Guinea.
On 18 February, Banyana Banyana lost 2-1 to Equatorial Guinea’s Women in Malabo in a stark set-back for their Women’s Olympic Football qualification ambitions.
Yesterday evening South Africa’s Banyana Banyana lost 2-1 to Equatorial Guinea’s Women in Malabo, in a set-back to their long and daunting road to qualification for the 2008 Women’s Olympic Football in Beijing.