Victorious Banyana Fine-Tune AWC Preparations

by | Aug 11, 2014

Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune was on hand to witness the South African Women’s National team, Sasol Banyana Banyana, comfortably beat Namibia 2-0 in an international friendly match on Sunday, 10 August, 2014, at the Dobsonville Stadium.

SA Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and SASOL sponsorship specialist Dumi Mbokane smile with Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk, who played her 100th match in national colours, and veteran striker Portia Modise, who earned her 110th cap for Banyana Banyana. Photo: Banyana Banyana on Facebook Prior to the start of the match, Khune tweeted his support for Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk, who was playing in her 100th match. Veteran striker Portia Modise was celebrating her 110th appearance for South Africa.

This was the second meeting between Banyana Banyana and the Brave Warriors in the space of a month. Sasol Banyana Banyana won 2-1 in Namibia last month.

Banyana Banyana took the lead early in the first half as Amanda Dlamini slotted home a well-executed goal three minutes into the game. She took advantage of an interception from just outside the box, putting through the opening goal of the match.

Sasol Banyana Banyana enjoyed most of the ball possession in the first half, forcing the Namibian goalkeeper to make a save in the 35th minute. Nothando Vilakazi’s shot from just outside the box hit the cross-bar in the 39th minute.

The tempo of the match started a bit slow in the second half.

Leandra Smeda extended Sasol Banyana Banyana’s lead in the second half after Portia Modise beat the keeper before playing a pass to Smeda, who was unmarked inside the box.

Coach Vera Pauw gave debutant Thembi Kgatlane from the High Performance Centre a run in the match.

Sasol Banyana Banyana continued pilling pressure on the Brave Warriors in the bid to get more goals, but the match ended with the score line at 2-0.

Banyana Banyana are preparing for the 9th edition of the African Women’s Championship which will be hosted in Namibia from 11-25 October. They will continue playing international friendly matches in August ahead of the tournament.

 

Sasol Banyana Banyana’s African Women’s Champs Camp Call-up List:
Goalkeepers:
Andile Dlamini (Mamelodi Sundowns) Johannesburg
Thoko Mndaweni (Croesus FC) Johannesburg
Ntshetsana Mputle (Titans Ladies) Rustenburg
Defenders:
Nothando Vilakazi (Palace Super Falcons) Johannesburg
Amanda Sister (Liverpool Ladies) Port Elizabeth
Janine van Wyk (JVW FC) Johannesburg
Letago Madiba (TUT Ladies) Pretoria
Nomathemba Ntsibande (Springs Home Sweepers) Johannesburg
Lebogang Mabatle (TUKS Ladies) Pretoria
Simphiwe Dludlu (TUKS Ladies FC) Pretoria
Nelisiwe Mchunu (JVW FC) Johannesburg
Noko Matlou (Maindis FC) Polokwane
Lebogang Ramalepe (Maindis FC) Polokwane
Gloria Thato (TUKS Ladies) Pretoria
Midfielders:
Amanda Dlamini (University of Johannesburg) Johannesburg
Alochia Thoboka (Mamelodi Sundowns) Johannesburg
Sanah Mollo (Mamelodi Sundowns FC) Pretoria
Tina Selepe (Palace Super Falcons FC) Johannesburg
Leandra Smeda (UWC Ladies) Cape Town
Refiloe Jane (VUT Ladies) Johannesburg
Mamello Makhabane (Palace Super Falcons) Johannesburg
Nompumelelo Nyandeni (FC Rossiyanka) Russia
Disebo Mametja (University of Johannesburg) Johannesburg
Forwards/ Strikers:
Shiwe Nogwanya (Bloemfontein Celtics Ladies) Bloemfontein
Silindile Ngubane (Durban Ladies FC) Pietermaritzburg
Ode Fulutudilu (Lee University FC) USA
Chantelle Essau (Palace Super Falcons) Johannesburg
Portia Modise (Creosus FC) Johannesburg
Martha Mokoma (Palace Super Falcons) Johannesburg
Nandipha Booi (Cape Town Roses) Cape Town
Thembi Kgatlane (High Performance Centre) Pretoria
 

Photo 1 caption: Dignatories and celebreties galore were on hand to congratulate Banyana Banyana on their second straight win, in international friendlies against neighbour Namibia, at the Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday, 10 August, 2014. Photo: Banyana Banyana on Facebook

Photo 2 caption: SA Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and SASOL sponsorship specialist Dumi Mbokane smile with Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk, who played her 100th match in national colours, and veteran striker Portia Modise, who earned her 110th cap for Banyana Banyana. Photo: Banyana Banyana on Facebook

 

(With editing by gsport)

Share this article:

About the Author:

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Categories

Related Posts