South Africa women's national football team

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South Africa
Nickname(s) Banyana Banyana
Association South African Football Association
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coach Desiree Ellis
Captain Janine van Wyk
Most caps Janine van Wyk (165)
Top scorer Portia Modise (101)
FIFA code RSA
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 49 Steady2.svg(12 July 2019) [1]
Highest48 (August 2016)
Lowest74 (June 2005)
First international
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 14–0 Swaziland  Flag of Eswatini.svg
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)
Biggest win
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 17–0 Comoros  Flag of the Comoros.svg
(Port Elizabeth, South Africa; 31 July 2019)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 13–0 South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg
(Dalian, China; 7 September 2003)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2019 )
Best resultGroup stage (2019)
Africa Women Cup of Nations
Appearances12 (first in 1995 )
Best resultRunners-up (1995, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances2 (first in 2012 )
Best result10th (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 Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

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.

South African Football Association sports governing body

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.

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Their first official match was held on 30 May 1993 against Swaziland. [2]

They qualified for Olympic football for the first time in 2012, [3] 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 football competition

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.

Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Womens tournament 2012 edition of the womens association football tournament during the Olympic Summer 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.

FIFA Womens World Cup Association football competition for womens national teams

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.

Tournament record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
YearResultPldWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not enter
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1999
Flag of the United States.svg 2003
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007
Flag of Germany.svg 2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015
Flag of France.svg 2019 Group stage300318–7
Total1/8300318–7
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Finals
YearResultPldWD*LGSGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Group stage301217−6
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Group stage301203−3
Total2/66024110−9
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in Africa Women's Championship

CAF Women's Championship
YearRoundPldWD*LGSGAGD
1991 Banned
1995 Runners up63121920−1
Flag of Nigeria.svg 1998 Group stage200227−5
Flag of South Africa.svg 2000 Runners-up540193+6
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2002 Fourth place5212611−5
Flag of South Africa.svg 2004 Group stage300327−5
Flag of Nigeria.svg 2006 Third place521285+3
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2008 Runners-up530274+3
Flag of South Africa.svg 2010 Third place5311106+4
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg 2012 Runners-up5302660
Flag of Namibia.svg 2014 Fourth place511376+1
Flag of Cameroon.svg 2016 Fourth place511353+2
Flag of Ghana.svg 2018 Runners-up5320112+9
TotalRunners-up: 5 times56258239280+12
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Results and fixtures

2019

Players

Current squad

The following 20 players were named to the squad for the 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship. [4]

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.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
1 GK Andile Dlamini (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 27) Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
1 GK Kaylin Swart (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 24) Flag of South Africa.svg Golden Stars

2 DF Noxolo Cesane (2000-10-11) 11 October 2000 (age 18) Flag of South Africa.svg UWC Ladies
2 DF Bongeka Gamede (1999-05-22) 22 May 1999 (age 20) Flag of South Africa.svg UWC Ladies
2 DF Tiisetso Makhubela (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 22) Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
2 DF Noko Matlou (1985-09-30) 30 September 1985 (age 33) Flag of South Africa.svg Ma-Indies
2 DF Bambanani Mbane (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 29) Flag of South Africa.svg Bloemfontein Celtic F.C.
2 DF Lebogang Ramalepe (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 27) Flag of South Africa.svg Ma-Indies
2 DF Janine van Wyk (captain) (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 (age 32) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW

3 MF Kholosa Biyana (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 25) Flag of South Africa.svg University of KwaZulu-Natal
3 MF Refiloe Jane (1992-08-04) 4 August 1992 (age 27) Flag of Italy.svg Milan
3 MF Hildah Magaia (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 24) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT Ladies
3 MF Mamello Makhabane (1988-02-24) 24 February 1988 (age 31) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW
3 MF Robyn Moodaly (1994-06-16) 16 June 1994 (age 25) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW
3 MF Busisiwe Ndimeni (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 28) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT-PTA
3 MF Ongeziwe Ndlangisa Flag of South Africa.svg Durban University of Technology
3 MF Priscilla Pesa Flag of South Africa.svg Golden Ladies

4 FW Ode Fulutudilu (1990-02-06) 6 February 1990 (age 29) Flag of the Netherlands.svg to be announced
4 FW Amanda Mthandi (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 23) Flag of South Africa.svg University of Johannesburg
4 FW Shange Sthembile Flag of South Africa.svg Durban Ladies

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Mapaseka Mpuru (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 21) Flag of South Africa.svg University of Pretoria 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
GK Jessica Williams Flag of South Africa.svg Spurs Ladiesv. Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica, 7 April 2019
GK Victoria Muroa (1990-07-04) 4 July 1990 (age 29) Flag of South Africa.svg First Touch Academy 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup
GK Roxanne Barker (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 28) Flag of South Africa.svg UWC Ladiesv. Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands on 19 January 2019 WTD
GK Yolula Tsawe (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 27) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

DF Karabo Dhlamini (2001-09-18) 18 September 2001 (age 17) Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Nothando Vilakazi (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 30) Flag of Lithuania.svg Gintra Universitetas 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Yonela Keto Flag of South Africa.svg Thunderbirds v. Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica, 7 April 2019
DF Koketso Tlailane (1992-12-07) 7 December 1992 (age 26) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT-PTA 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup
DF Regina Mogolola (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 26) Flag of South Africa.svg University of Pretoria 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE
DF Thato Letsoso (1996-08-24) 24 August 1996 (age 23) Flag of South Africa.svg University of Johannesburg 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

MF Sibulele Holweni (2001-04-28) 28 April 2001 (age 18) Flag of South Africa.svg Sophakama Ladies 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Linda Motlhalo (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 21) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Phoenix 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Leandra Smeda (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 30) Flag of Sweden.svg Vittsjö GIK 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Nompumelelo Nyandeni (1987-08-19) 19 August 1987 (age 32) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW v. Flag of the United States.svg  United States, 12 May 2019
MF Nomvula Kgoale (1995-11-20) 20 November 1995 (age 23)Unattachedv. Flag of the United States.svg  United States, 12 May 2019
MF Rachel Sebati (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 26) Flag of Belarus.svg FC Minsk v. Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica, 7 April 2019
MF Molatelo Sebata (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 31) Flag of South Africa.svg First Touch Academy 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup
MF Kgalebane Mohlakoana (1993-12-10) 10 December 1993 (age 25) Flag of South Africa.svg Bloemfontein Celtic F.C. 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
MF Jabulile Mazibuko (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 26) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT Ladies 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE
MF Khanya Xesi (1999-03-11) 11 March 1999 (age 20) Flag of South Africa.svg University of the Western Cape 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

FW Thembi Kgatlana (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 23) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing Phoenix 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Rhoda Mulaudzi (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 29) Flag of Cyprus.svg Apollon Ladies 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Jermaine Seoposenwe (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 25) Flag of Lithuania.svg Gintra Universitetas 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Kelso Peskin (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 24) Flag of the United States.svg AHFC Royalsv. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden on 22 January 2019
FW Melinda Kgadiete (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 27) Flag of South Africa.svg Bloemfontein Celtic F.C. 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations
FW Sduduzo Dlamini Flag of South Africa.svg Sunflower 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE
FW Siyamthanda Skeyi Flag of South Africa.svg Thunderbirds 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

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