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 (150)
Top scorer Portia Modise (101)
FIFA code RSA
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 48 Increase2.svg 2 (7 December 2018) [1]
Highest10 (August 2017)
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 (1928-1994).svg  South Africa 14–0 Swaziland  Flag of Eswatini.svg
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 14–0 Botswana  Flag of Botswana.svg
(Harare, Zimbabwe; 19 April 2002)
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 )
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 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.

Football at the Summer Olympics

Association football 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 in 1996.

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 international association football competition

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.

Tournament record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Banned
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 Qualified
Total1/8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
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
YearRoundGPWD*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.

Players

Current squad

The following players has been called up for the 2019 Cyprus Women's Cup. [4]

The 2019 Cyprus Cup was the twelfth edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took from 27 February to 6 March 2019.

Head coach: Desiree Ellis

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
11 GK Victoria Muroa (1990-07-04) 4 July 1990 (age 28) Flag of South Africa.svg First Touch Academy
161 GK Andile Dlamini (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 26) Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
201 GK Kaylin Swart (1994-09-30) 30 September 1994 (age 24) Flag of the United States.svg Menlo Oaks

22 DF Lebogang Ramalepe (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 27) Flag of South Africa.svg Ma-Indies
32 DF Nothando Vilakazi (1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 30) Flag of South Africa.svg Palace Super Falcons
42 DF Noko Matlou (1985-09-30) 30 September 1985 (age 33) Flag of South Africa.svg Ma-Indies
52 DF Janine van Wyk (c) (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 (age 31) Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dash
72 DF Koketso Tlailane (1992-12-07) 7 December 1992 (age 26) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT-PTA
82 DF Karabo Dhlamini (2001-09-18) 18 September 2001 (age 17) Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
132 DF Bambanani Mbane (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 29) Flag of South Africa.svg Bloemfontein Celtic F.C.
142 DF Tiisetso Makhubela (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 21) Flag of South Africa.svg Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.

63 MF Mamello Makhabane (1988-02-24) 24 February 1988 (age 31) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW F.C.
103 MF Linda Motlhalo (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 20) Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dash
153 MF Refiloe Jane (1992-08-04) 4 August 1992 (age 26) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra United FC
173 MF Leandra Smeda (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 29) Flag of Sweden.svg Vittsjö GIK
183 MF Mpumi Nyandeni (1987-08-19) 19 August 1987 (age 31) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW F.C.
193 MF Kholosa Biyana (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 24) Flag of South Africa.svg University of KwaZulu-Natal
213 MF Busisiwe Ndimeni (1991-06-25) 25 June 1991 (age 27) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT-PTA
233 MF Molatelo Sebata (1988-08-24) 24 August 1988 (age 30) Flag of South Africa.svg First Touch Academy

94 FW Amanda Mthandi (1996-05-23) 23 May 1996 (age 22) Flag of South Africa.svg University of Johannesburg
114 FW Thembi Kgatlana (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 22) Flag of the United States.svg Houston Dash
124 FW Jermaine Seoposenwe (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 (age 25) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW F.C.
224 FW Rhoda Mulaudzi (1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 29) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Canberra United

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Jessica Williams Flag of South Africa.svg Spurs Ladiesv. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden on January 22, 2019
GK Roxanne Barker (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 27) Flag of South Africa.svg UWC Ladiesv. Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands on January 19, 2019 WTD
GK Yolula Tsawe (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 26) Flag of South Africa.svg JVW 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

DF Regina Mogolola (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 25) 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 22) Flag of South Africa.svg University of Johannesburg 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

MF Hildah Magaia (1994-12-16) 16 December 1994 (age 24) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT Ladies v. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden on January 22, 2019
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 Rachel Sebati (1993-02-03) 3 February 1993 (age 26) Flag of South Africa.svg TUT Ladies 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE
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 Kelso Peskin (1995-07-23) 23 July 1995 (age 23) Flag of the United States.svg AHFC Royalsv. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden on January 22, 2019
FW Melinda Kgadiete (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 26) 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

Siyamthanda Skeyi Flag of South Africa.svg Thunderbirds 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations PRE

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