3 Aprl 2019 – A few players of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana took time off from their hectic schedule to visit Durban-based Amazulu Football Club at their training session at People’s Park, near the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Led by head coach Desiree Ellis, the four players – captain Janine van Wyk, midfielder Linda Motlhalo and forwards Jermaine Seoposenwe – got to watch the PSL side as they were taken through their paces in preparation for their weekend league clash against Chippa United.

“It is a great honour to be visited by the World Cup-bound and history-making Banyana Banyana. They are an inspiration to the country, and we are proud of them. We believe in them and we are behind them all the way, and we are confident they will do well,” said Amazulu head coach Cavin Johnson.

“This is no small achievement what this team has done – they have put South Africa on the world map and deserve all the support they can get. As Amazulu FC we can only say all the best coach Desiree and your troops, go and conquer the world. All the best in France, but first good luck against Jamaica.”

Ellis thanked Johnson.

“We would like to thank you for those kind words, and assure you and the entire country that we will do the best we can at the World Cup to raise the South African flag even higher. We are where we are today because of the support and good luck messages from the people of this country and we are forever grateful. We are glad that we go France with the blessings of so many in South Africa, and that gives us a huge boost as we are heading to such an important mission,” said Ellis.

Speaking on behalf of the players, Van Wyk said they will do the best they can at the tournament.

“We would like to thank coach Cavin for the wonderful words, which are very encouraging. To the entire Amazulu FC players and staff, your support is highly appreciated. It is the kind that lifts the spirit. Thanks for the invite and we will do the best we can as we will face Spain, China and Germany – a tough group indeed, but with the kind of support we are getting here at home, we are positive we will not disappoint,” said Van Wyk.

Banyana Banyana will conduct coaching clinics with young girls at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu immediately after their training session at the venue.

The clinics take place between 16h30 and 17h30.

Meanwhile, midfielder Rachel Sebati of TUT-PTA has been withdrawn from the Banyana Banyana squad due to an injury she picked up before the start of camp.

Ongeziwe Ndlangiza of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has been called up – and has already joined her compatriots at training.

South Africa play Jamaica on Sunday, 7 April 2019 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Kickoff is at 15h00 and TICKETS ARE FREE, BUT NEED TO BE COLLECTED FROM Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers.

 

BANYANA BANYANA SQUAD vs JAMAICA – INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY MATCH

 

NAME AND SURNAME POSITION CLUB LOCATION PROVINCE
1. Andile DLAMINI GK Mamelodi Sundowns FC Pretoria GAUTENG
2. Kaylin SWART GK Awaiting Transfer Port Elizabeth EASTERN CAPE
3. Jessica WILLIAMS GK Spurs WFC Cape Town CAPE TOWN
4. Lebogang RAMALEPE DF Ma-Indies FC Polokwane LIMPOPO
5. Nothando VILAKAZI DF Palace Super Falcons FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
6. Janine VAN WYK DF Awaiting Transfer Johannesburg GAUTENG
7. Noko MATLOU DF Ma-Indies FC Polokwane LIMPOPO
8. Bambanani MBANE DF Bloemfontein Celtic FC Bloemfontein FREE STATE
9. Tiisetso MAKHUBELA DF Mamelodi Sundowns FC Pretoria GAUTENG
10. Bongeka GAMEDE DF UWC Cape Town Western Cape
11. Karabo DHLAMINI DF Mamelodi Sundowns FC Pretoria GAUTENG
12. Yonela KETO DF Thunderbirds FC Port Elizabeth EASTERN CAPE
13.Mamello MAKHABANE MF JVW FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
14. Leandra SMEDA MF Vittsjo GIK SWEDEN
15. Nompumelelo NYANDENI MF JVW FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
16. Linda MOTLHALO MF Beijing BG Phoenix FC Beijing CHINA
17. Busisiwe NDIMENI MF TUT-PTA Pretoria GAUTENG
18. Refiloe JANE MF Awaiting Transfer
 19. ONGEZIWE NDLANGISA  MF  DUT  KZN  KZN
20. Kholosa BIYANA MF UKZN Durban KWA ZULU NATAL
21. Sibulele HOLWENI MF Sophakama/HPC Port Elizabeth EASTERN CAPE
22. Jermaine SEOPOSENWE FW JVW FC Johannesburg GAUTENG
23. Thembi KGATLANA FW Beijing BG Phoenix FC Beijing CHINA
24. Amanda MTHANDI FW University of Johannesburg Johannesburg GAUTENG
25. Rhoda MULAUDZI FW Awaiting transfer
26. Ode FULUTUDILU FW Malaga FC SPAIN

 

SOURCED FROM THE SAFA WEBSITE.

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