Banyana coach praises women’s football

2012-06-30 15:08

Banyana Banyana coach Joseph Mkhonza says he is hugely impressed by the depth of talent in local women’s soccer.

Mkhonza was speaking during a player recruitment drive at the Sasol Women’s Championship at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi.

He said that from the moment Durban Ladies beat RC Mills 10-0 in their match, the competition had served up one great moment after another in the group stages.

“It’s been a good tournament. It shows, women’s football is improving. The game has gone from strength to strength. It really shows that Banyana qualified for the Olympics because we’re quality,” said Mkhonza.

The tournament has been exciting and unpredictable since first round. There were shocks and surprises throughout the day.

Finalists the Cape Town Roses recovered from a loss in their second match against Palace Super Falcons and booked a final berth at the expense of the host team Durban Ladies. They beat the Durbanites 3-0 in the semi-final on Friday.

Impressive Als Puk Tawana didn’t survived the group stage, but still produced memorable moments.

They beat Mills 15-0 in their second encounter. The final between Roses and Palace Super Falcons takes place at King Zwelithini Stadium in eMlazi tomorrow.

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