Banyana training squad named

2010-10-18 11:20

Banyana Banyana coach Augustine Makalakalane, has selected a national training squad of 23 players to prepare in Pretoria for a shot at continental glory at the Caf African women’s championship to be held in Ekurhuleni, from October 31 to November 14.

The 21 players to represent the Sasol sponsored team, will be announced at a media conference in Johannesburg on Thursday – the deadline date for the registration of players with African football body, Caf.

Following two weeks of intensive training in Stellenbosch recently and friendly internationals played against Namibia, Cameroon, Tanzania and Mali this year, Makalakalane is satisfied with his team’s preparations.

“The players are pushing really hard in training to ensure they impress sufficiently to be a part of the 21-player national squad to be announced on Thursday,” said Makalakalane.

“The stakes are high with the top two countries at the eight-nation championship, qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Germany, so we are preparing our players to meet the objective and bring pride to our sports-loving country.”

Banyana squad:
Goalkeepers: Thoko Mndaweni Croesus FC (GP); Yolula Tsawe Mtata Coastal Ladies (EC).

Defenders: Simphiwe Dludlu Tuks Sports FC (GP); Emily Mogotlhe University of Jhb (GP); Tthando Vilakazi Swallows FC (GP), Imphiwe Masina Detroit Ladies (Mp), Amanda Sister Liverpool FC (EC); Yola Jafta University of Jhb (GP), Janine van Wyk Luso FC (GP), Sibongiseni Khamlana Cape Town Roses FC (WP).

Midfielders: Sana Mollo Bloemfontein Celtics FC (FS), Nocawe Sikiti Cape Town Roses (WP), Thabeleng Modiko University of Jhb (GP), Hlenginwe Ngwane Palace Super Falcons (GP), Mary Ntsweng Mphahlele Ladies (Lim), Gabisile Hlumbane Kovsies FC (FS), Elson Matjila Detroit Ladies FC (Mp).

Strikers: Noko Matlou Brazilian Ladies (Lim), Mamphasha Popela Flamingos FC (Mp) Leandra Smeda Ambassadors FC (KZN), Amanda Dlamini Durban Ladies (KZN), Mamello Makhabane Palace Super Falcons (GP), Jermaine Seoposenwe Santos FC (WP).

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