|Association||South African Football Association|
|Sub-confederation||COSAFA (Southern Africa)|
|Head coach||Desiree Ellis|
|Captain||Janine van Wyk|
|Most caps||Janine van Wyk (165)|
|Top scorer||Portia Modise (101)|
|Current|| 49 |
|Highest||48 (August 2016)|
|Lowest||74 (June 2005)|
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)
(Port Elizabeth, South Africa; 31 July 2019)
(Dalian, China; 7 September 2003)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2019 )|
|Best result||Group stage (2019)|
|Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||12 (first in 1995 )|
|Best result||Runners-up (1995, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018)|
|Appearances||2 (first in 2012 )|
|Best result||10th (2012)|
The South Africa national women's football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana (The Girls), is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.
The South African Football Association or SAFA is the national administrative governing body that controls the sport of football in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) and is a member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). SAFA was established in 1991. The South African Football Association is the second Football Association in South Africa to be named the South African Football Association and it is also the second football association in South Africa to affiliate to FIFA. The present day South African Football Association, unlike its predecessor allows for a mixed-race national team.
Their first official match was held on 30 May 1993 against Swaziland.
They qualified for Olympic football for the first time in 2012,and for a FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, in Group B with Germany, Spain and China. However, they lost all matches, and their only goal was against Spain when they went to a 1–0 lead only to lose 3–1.
Football at the Summer Olympics, commonly known as football or soccer, has been included in every Summer Olympic Games as a men's competition sport, except 1896 and 1932. Women's football was added to the official program at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
The women's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held in London and five other cities in the United Kingdom from 25 July to 9 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to enter their women's teams in regional qualifying competitions, from which 11 teams, plus the hosts Great Britain reached the final tournament. There are no age restrictions for the players participating in the tournament. It is the first major FIFA affiliated women's tournament to be staged within the United Kingdom, and marked the first time a team representing Great Britain took part in the women's tournament.
The FIFA Women's World Cup is an international football competition contested by the senior women's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's international governing body. The competition has been held every four years since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women's World Championship, was held in China. Under the tournament's current format, national teams vie for 23 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The host nation's team is automatically entered as the 24th slot. The tournament proper, alternatively called the World Cup Finals, is contested at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about one month.
|World Cup Finals|
|Did not enter|
|Did not qualify|
|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|Group stage||8 June||L 1–3||Stade Océane, Le Havre|
|13 June||L 0–1||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|17 June||L 0–4||Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier|
|Olympic Games Finals|
|Did not qualify|
|CAF Women's Championship|
|Total||Runners-up: 5 times||56||25||8||23||92||80||+12|
|19 January 2019Friendly|| South Africa ||1–2||Cape Town, South Africa|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: Cape Town Stadium |
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)
|22 January 2019Friendly|| South Africa ||0–0||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Report||Stadium: Cape Town Stadium |
Attendance: 5 057
|27 February 2019 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| South Africa ||2–2||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|13:00||Report||Stadium: GSZ Stadium|
|1 March 2019 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| South Africa ||1–4||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: AEK Arena|
|4 March 2019 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| Czech Republic ||2–1||Larnaca, Cyprus|
|13:00||Report||Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium|
|6 March 2019 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|| Finland ||3–0||Paralimni, Cyprus|
|11:00||Report||Stadium: Tasos Markos Stadium|
|7 April 2019 Friendly|| South Africa ||1–1||Durban, South Africa|
|19:30||Report||Stadium: Moses Mabhida Stadium|
|12 May 2019 Friendly|| United States ||3–0||Santa Clara, California|
|16:30 ET||Report||Stadium: Levi's Stadium |
Referee: Odette Hamilton (Jamaica)
|2 June 2019 Friendly|| Norway ||7–2||Amiens, France|
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|Report||Stadium: Stadium Moulonguet|
|8 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Spain ||3–1||Le Havre, France|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Stade Océane |
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)
|13 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| South Africa ||0–1||Paris, France|
|21:00||Report||Stadium: Parc des Princes |
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)
The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship.
The COSAFA Women's Championship is an association football tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA). South Africa have won the most titles with five wins. Zimbabwe won the 2011 edition. The next edition will take place in South Africa in September 2018.
Head coach: Desiree Ellis
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Club|
|GK||Andile Dlamini||2 September 1992|
|GK||Kaylin Swart||30 September 1994|
|DF||Noxolo Cesane||11 October 2000|
|DF||Bongeka Gamede||22 May 1999|
|DF||Tiisetso Makhubela||24 April 1997|
|DF||Noko Matlou||30 September 1985|
|DF||Bambanani Mbane||12 March 1990|
|DF||Lebogang Ramalepe||3 December 1991|
|DF||Janine van Wyk (captain)||17 April 1987|
|MF||Kholosa Biyana||16 April 1994|
|MF||Refiloe Jane||4 August 1992|
|MF||Hildah Magaia||16 December 1994|
|MF||Mamello Makhabane||24 February 1988|
|MF||Robyn Moodaly||16 June 1994|
|MF||Busisiwe Ndimeni||25 June 1991|
|FW||Ode Fulutudilu||6 February 1990|
|FW||Amanda Mthandi||23 May 1996|
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Mapaseka Mpuru||9 April 1998||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|GK||Jessica Williams||v. |
|GK||Victoria Muroa||4 July 1990||2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|
|GK||Roxanne Barker||6 May 1991||v. |
|GK||Yolula Tsawe||23 June 1992||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Karabo Dhlamini||18 September 2001||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|DF||Nothando Vilakazi||28 October 1988||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|DF||Yonela Keto||v. |
|DF||Koketso Tlailane||7 December 1992||2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|
|DF||Regina Mogolola||11 April 1993||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Thato Letsoso||24 August 1996||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Sibulele Holweni||28 April 2001||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|MF||Linda Motlhalo||1 July 1998||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|MF||Leandra Smeda||22 July 1989||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|MF||Nompumelelo Nyandeni||19 August 1987||v. |
|MF||Nomvula Kgoale||20 November 1995||Unattached||v. |
|MF||Rachel Sebati||3 February 1993||v. |
|MF||Molatelo Sebata||24 August 1988||2019 Cyprus Women's Cup|
|MF||Kgalebane Mohlakoana||10 December 1993||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|MF||Jabulile Mazibuko||26 January 1993||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|MF||Khanya Xesi||11 March 1999||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Thembi Kgatlana||2 May 1996||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|FW||Rhoda Mulaudzi||2 December 1989||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|FW||Jermaine Seoposenwe||12 October 1993||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|FW||Kelso Peskin||23 July 1995||v. |
|FW||Melinda Kgadiete||21 July 1992||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations|
|FW||Sduduzo Dlamini||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
|FW||Siyamthanda Skeyi||2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE|
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