South Africa have received a boost with the news that stalwart captain Janine van Wyk will be available to lead the side at the 2021 Cosafa Women’s Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay from September 28 to October 9.
Van Wyk, the most capped international in SA football, who plays for Glasgow City in Scotland, is the only overseas-based player in the squad. SA open their Group A campaign against Malawi on September 28, and meet Angola three days later. They end their pool play on October 4 against Mozambique. The top team in each pool and best-placed runner-up qualify for the semi-finals.
Goalkeepers: Kaylin Swart (JVW FC), Mapaseka Mpuru (UP).
Defenders: Karabo Makhurubetshi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Tiisetso Makhubela (Tshwane UoT), Bambanani Mbane (Sundowns), Ongeziwe Ndlangisa (Sunflower FC), Janine Van Wyk (Glasgow City, Scotland), Koketso Tlailane (Tshwane UoT).
Midfielders: Mamello Makhabane (JVW FC), Oratile Mokwena (Sundowns), Gabriela Salgado (JVW FC), Noxolo Cesane (UWC), Robyn Moodaly (JVW FC), Sibulele Holweni (UWC).
Forwards: Melinda Kgadiete (Sundowns), Ntombifikile Ndlovu (Sunflower), Kgaelebane Mohlakoana (Bloem Celtic), Amanda Mthandi (UJ), Rhoda Mulaudzi (Sundowns), Chabana Reitumetse (Bloem).