“It’s Also A Wake-Up Call for Us as A Team” – Smeda

Banyana Banyana midfielder, Leandra Smeda has spoken out after the national team’s early exit from the 2020 Olympic Qualifiers and has pointed out the disappointment of not having the opportunity to represent the country at another world championship

Ellis Makes Changes for Olympic Qualifier

Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis has announced her 20-member squad that has seen the return of four international-based players as they prepare to face Botswana in their second Olympic Games Qualifier

Elation and Heartbreak Heralds Banyana’s World Cup Debut

A brave Banyana Banyana made their international debut at a FIFA World Cup in striking style against Spain in France, and after a bright first half which saw SA take a 1-0 lead through a Thembi Kgatlana thunderbolt, the Europeans regained control to win the opening fixture 3-1

Stars Miss Out as Banyana Banyana Squad for USA Friendly Announced

Opportunities for young guns as club commitments prevent Banyana Banyana stars Leandra Smeda, Linda Motlhalo and Thembi Kgatlana from participating in the senior SA women’s football team’s final pre-World Cup friendly, against world champions USA in California.