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COME FOR SHOW BANYANA YOUR BANYANA L VE 27 February - 06 March 2019 STADIUMS & AEK ARENA, LARNACA HOST CITIES GSZ STADIUM, LARNACA ANTONIS PAPADOPOULOS STADIUM, LARNACA MEDIA GUIDE SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN'S SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM
MESSAGE FROM DR DANNY JORDAAN President of the South African Football Association This year’s Cyprus Cup has some added impetus in the sense that it will be used mostly to fine tune the squad that will play at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ in June. All the players know that this is an excellent opportunity to impress the coach before the kick-off of the biggest global showpiece for women’s football. The Cyprus Cup affords Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis and her technical team an opportune time to finetune the squad ahead of the World COME Cup. The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana have been on a high SHOW since they finished runners-up to Nigeria at the CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana last December. YOUR Banyana Banyana’s strong showing against European power- L VE houses the Netherlands and Sweden last month in Cape Town is a clear testimony that going forward, any team that meets our women, regardless of its ranking or reputation, will be in for a showdown. FOR FOR Never has Banyana Banyana arrived at the Cyprus Cup in such high spirits. Last year was our best showing ever at this NELSON ALBERTINA invitational tournament and this year the new format means that each and every country can challenge for the trophy – MANDELA SISULU previously, only select groups in the tournament could fight for the gold medal. And what makes this assignment even more interesting is the fact that most of the players are playing at their highest level and are on top of their game. 2018 - 2019: CENTENARY of MADIBA It is no coincidence that everything seems to be coming together for this team that has been a cohesive unit for such & MAMA ALBERTINA'S BIRTHDAYS a long time now. Banyana Banyana won back-to-back COSAFA Championship titles (Southern Africa region) before going to the Women’s AFCON where they did not lose a match in regulation time (the final was lost on penalties). South Africans are very excited about this team and have the right to believe that something big and special is in the offing. Good luck to each and everyone of you!
Czech Rep. Finland Korea DPR South Africa MESSAGE FROM MS DESIREE ELLIS GROUP A: Head Coach of Banyana Banyana, the Women's Senior National Team World Ranking 31 28 11 48 27/02/2019 13:00 South Africa vs Finland __ – __ GSZ Stadium, Larnaca TOURNAMENT MATCH SCHEDULE Another year, another Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament! 27/02/2019 18:00 Korea DPR vs Czech Republic __ – __ GSZ Stadium, Larnaca 01/03/2019 13:00 Finland vs Czech Republic __ – __ AEK Arena, Larnaca We are really honoured to be taking part in this event once again 01/03/2019 18:00 South Africa vs Korea DPR __ – __ AEK Arena, Larnaca – our 7th appearance. 04/03/2019 13:00 Czech Republic vs South Africa __ – __ Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca But what is even more exciting is that it comes just a few months 04/03/2019 18:00 Finland vs Korea DPR __ – __ Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca before our maiden appearance in a FIFA Women’s World Cup. Hungary Italy Mexico Thailand We are truly blessed and privileged to be taking our GROUP B: preparations to a higher level through such a renowned event, and we could not have asked for more. Just recently we faced World Ranking 43 16 27 29 the Netherlands and Sweden in South Africa, two quality teams that are also going to the World Cup, and now we are able to 27/02/2019 13:00 Mexico vs Italy __ – __ Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca SA International: take on more good opposition in the form of Finland, Korea DPR 27/02/2019 18:00 Thailand vs Hungary __ – __ Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca Midfielder 1993 – 2002 and Czech Republic – all necessary to help us maintain a high (32 caps – won 23, 01/03/2019 13:00 Thailand vs Mexico __ – __ GSZ Stadium, Larnaca level of competition as we get ready for France in June. lost 7 & drew 2); 01/03/2019 18:00 Hungary vs Italy __ – __ GSZ Stadium, Larnaca captain from 1994 – 2002; featured in South Africa's first 04/03/2019 13:00 Italy vs Thailand __ – __ AEK Arena, Larnaca This is a very special year for Banyana Banyana, all the more ever international match, scoring a hat trick against Swaziland so after our qualification, and we greatly appreciate the 04/03/2019 18:00 Mexico vs Hungary __ – __ AEK Arena, Larnaca in 1993 at the age of 30; support we continue to receive from so many people. We nominated for 2000 African finished in position six last year, our best ever showing here in Austria Belgium Nigeria Slovakia Woman Footballer of the Year. GROUP C: Coaching: Cyprus, and we are confident that this time around we will improve on that as we test our readiness for the World Cup. Coached Spurs Ladies FC Moreover, we have several players on the verge of achieving World Ranking 23 21 39 45 2006 – 2016; appointed Banyana Banyana significant milestones who will be aiming to impress in the 27/02/2019 13:00 Belgium vs Slovakia __ – __ AEK Arena, Larnaca interim coach in 2016 and coming days. permanent coach in 2018; 27/02/2019 18:00 Nigeria vs Austria __ – __ AEK Arena, Larnaca won 2017 & 2018 COSAFA Women's Defender Noko Matlou is just one match shy of the magical 150 01/03/2019 13:00 Slovakia vs Nigeria __ – __ Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca Championship, the first South African to win the title as both caps, while midfielder Nompumelelo Nyandeni is three games 01/03/2019 18:00 Austria vs Belgium __ – __ Antonis Papadopoulos, Larnaca player (2002) and coach (2017); away from that figure. Also set to celebrate a great achievement 04/03/2019 13:00 Slovakia vs Austria __ – __ GSZ Stadium, Larnaca silver medal at AFCON Ghana 2018 to qualify for the FIFA Women's is vice captain Refiloe Jane who will in all likelihood clock up 100 04/03/2019 18:00 Nigeria vs Belgium __ – __ GSZ Stadium, Larnaca World Cup France 2019™; games for her country. Striker Thembi Kgatlana, the reigning won the 2018 CAF Women's 2018 CAF Women’s Player of the Year, could also reach her 50 by Coach of the Year Award PLACEMENT MATCHES, FINAL'S DAY - 06 March 2019 (the only woman the time the Cyprus Women’s Cup is over – she is just three nominated alongside men). matches away. She recently returned from a stint with the 11th/12th Place: 3rd Best 4th Placed Team vs 2nd Best 4th Placed Team Houston Dash in the United States, and was crowned the Most Record: th th th 9 /10 Place: Best 4 Placed Team vs 3 Best 3 Placed Team rd rd Valuable Player in Cyprus last year. P: 35, W: 17, D: 8, L: 10 7th/8th Place: 2nd Best 3rd Placed Team vs Best 3rd Placed Team Thank you to the organisers of the 12th edition of the Cyprus 5th/6th Place: 3rd Best 2nd Placed Team vs 2nd Best 2nd Placed Team Women’s Cup for once again extending an invitation to South Africa to take part in your prestigious tournament. Gratitude also 3rd/4th Place: 3rd Best Group Winner vs Best 2nd Placed Team goes to SAFA and our proud sponsor Sasol for your tremendous 1 /2st nd Place: Best Group Winner vs 2 nd Best Group Winner support which makes all this happen for us.
MESSAGE FROM MR ELTON FORTUIN Vice President: Sasol Group Communication and Brand Management The 12th edition of the Cyprus Women’s Cup is finally here. This prestigious annual tournament will see Banyana Banyana play among eleven of the world’s top footballing teams. The tournament will also provide a great opportunity for the team to prepare for their first ever performance at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France. This is the seventh year that Banyana Banyana will be participating at the Cyprus Women’s Cup. We hope that this year brings even better results as we fix our eyes on the ultimate prize, the FIFA Women’s World Cup. We thank our partner SAFA for providing the team with opportunities to participate in such tournaments. We are very excited to continue this wonderful journey with the team. As a sponsor of Banyana Banyana, we are proud of what the team has achieved over the past 10 years as they have continued to persevere and demonstrate their Limitless potential. They have not only inspired female football players but have awoken the South African nation. As the foremost developer of women’s football in South Africa, Sasol’s aim is to make sure that women’s football continues to grow and that young and upcoming female footballers are given opportunities to participate in the sport. This is what our #Limitless initiative is all about, empowering women in football and inspiring them to realise their potential. We would like to wish Banyana Banyana the best of luck and the rest of the teams participating at the 2019 Cyprus Women’s Cup. To Banyana Banyana we say, we are proud of you and may you keep flying the South African flag high. BANYANA BANYANA'S PAST RECORD IN THE CYPRUS WOMEN’S CUP 2009 2012 2015 Group A Group C Group C South Africa 0 – 6 England South Korea 2 – 1 South Africa Mexico 2 – 0 South Africa South Africa 2 – 0 Scotland (Amanda Dlamini 9') Belgium 0 – 1 South Africa (Noko Matlou 75’, South Africa 0 – 0 New Zealand (Jermaine Seoposenwe 21') Hlengiwe Ngwane 86’ penalty) Northern Ireland 0 – 2 South Africa South Africa 0 – 1 Czech Republic France 3 – 2 South Africa (Nomathemba Ntsibande 48', 78') 9th Place Play-off: Finland 2 – 1 South Africa WE ARE POWERFUL,, (Noko Matlou 86’, Chantelle Esau 90+1’) 9th Place Play-off: (Jermaine Seoposenwe 63') 5th Place Play-off: Scotland 2 – 0 South Africa Netherlands 5 – 0 South Africa 2017 2013 Group C BEAUTIFUL, LIMITLE ESS 2010 Group B Group C Slovakia 0 – 0 South Africa South Korea 2 – 0 South Africa South Africa 1 – 0 Hungary AND WE GOT THIS England 1 – 0 South Africa Switzerland 3 – 1 South Africa (Mamphashe Popela 20’) Republic of Ireland 1 – 0 South Africa South Africa 2 – 1 Northern Ireland (Robyn Moodaly 65', Jermaine Seoposenwe 68') (Thembi Kgatlana 21') South Africa 0 – 0 Korea DPR 5th Place Play-off: Belgium 2 – 1 South Africa South Africa 1 – 2 Canada (Noko Matlou 45’) 11th Place Play-off: This was South Africa’s best showing at the 7th Place Play-off: South Africa 1 – 1 Northern Ireland aet, global invitation tournament and Thembi South Africa 1 – 2 Scotland (Nocane Skiti 89’) Kgatlana won the Most Valuable Player of (Noko Matlou 27’) SA won 5 – 4 on penalties the Tournament Award.
DOB: 30 September 1994 Match in the Final, 2018 AFCON 2nd place & KAYLIN SWART POB: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape named to the CAF Best XI Substitutes. Nickname: Kay US College Honours (Menlo College): Club: Awaiting International Transfer • First goalkeeper to lead team to three League: consecutive Golden State Athletic Conference Caps: 15 Goals: 0 Playoff appearances (2015-2017) Banyana Debut: vs Sweden on 21 January • Program’s all-time leader in saves (258), 2018 CAF AWARDS & 2019 MATCH RESULTS 2018 (International Friendly) shutouts (19), goals against average (0.840) Honours: 2010 FIFA U-17 WC in Trinidad & and save percentage (85.1%) Tobago, 2013 Universiade Kazan (Russia) 4th • First Menlo College athlete to make the place, alternate goalkeeper at the 2016 Rio All-GSAC team in three consecutive seasons Olympics, 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place, 2018 • 2016 NAIA All-American honorable mention COSAFA Cup Champions & Player of the • 2017 NAIA Third-Team All-American GOALKEEPER DOB: 02 September 1992 ANDILE DLAMINI POB: Tembisa, Gauteng Nickname: Stick, Teaspoon Club: Mamelodi Sundowns (Tshwane, Gauteng) League: Sasol Caps: 35 Goals: 0 Banyana Debut: vs Botswana in 2011 Honours: 2012 AFCON 2nd place, 2013 Sasol National Champions & Goalkeeper of the Tournment, 2014 AFCON 4th place, 2015 Sasol PLAYER PROFILES National Champions, 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 AFCON 4th place, 2017 COSAFA Cup Champi- ons, 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place, 2018 COSAFA 2019 WINNIE MANDELA INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE - FRIENDLY Cup Champions, 2018 AFCON 2nd place. GOALKEEPER 1. Date and Venue: 19 January 2019 – Cape Town Stadium, Green Point, SOUTH AFRICA DOB: 04 July 1990 VICTORIA MUROA POB: Seleteng, Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo SOUTH AFRICA 1 – 2 NETHERLANDS (1 – 2) Club: First Touch Academy Scorers: Thembi Kgatlana 33'; Sherida Spitse 2', Vivianne Miedema 19' (Polokwane, Limpopo) Referees: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia), 1stAss: Diana Chikotesha (Zambia), 2ndAss: Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi), League: Sasol 4th Official: Letticia Viana (eSwatini), Match Commissioner: Adam Mthetwa (eSwatini). Caps: 0 Cautions: Dominique Bloodworth 20', Lineth Beerensteyn 60' Goals: 0 Honours: 2015 & 2016 Sasol League National RSA: Kaylin Swart (GK), Lebohang Ramalepe, Nothando Vilakazi, Janine van Wyk (C) (Noko Matlou 50'), Bambanani Mbane, Championship 3rd place, 2018 Sasol Limpopo Mamello Makhabane (Karabo Dhlamini 63'), Refiloe Jane (VC), Leandra Smeda (Nompumeleo Nyandeni 88'), Champions, 2018 Sasol National Championship Linda Motlhalo (Koketso Tlailane 77'), Jermaine Seoposenwe, Thembi Kgatlana (Rhoda Mulaudzi 77'). Goalkeeper of the Tournament, first National Coach: Desiree Ellis (RSA). Andile Dlamini Team call-up in January 2019. GOALKEEPER NED: Sari van Venendaal (GK), Merel van Dongen, Dominique Bloodworth, Danique Kerkdijk (Desiree van Lunteren 64'), Kika van Es, Inessa Kaagman (Victoria Pelova 46'), Sherida Spitse (Jackie Groenen 65'), Jill Roord, Lieke Martens DOB: 28 October 1988 Honours: 2008 COSAFA Cup Champions, NOTHANDO VILAKAZI (Shanice van de Sanden 28'), Vivianne Miedema (Ellen Jansen 46'), Lineth Beerensteyn. Coach: Sarina Wiegman (NED). POB: Middelburg, Mpumalanga 2012 AFCON 2nd place, Nickname: Vivo 2012 London Olympics, This was the inaugural edition of this match which will be played every year in honour of the late Winnie Madikizela- Club: Palace Super Falcons 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 AFCON 4th place Mandela who died on 01 April 2018. Karabo Dhlamini made her Banyana Banyana debut in this match. (Johannesburg, Gauteng) and named in CAF Best XI Substitutes, League: Sasol 2017 COSAFA Cup Champions, Caps: 124 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place, 2019 ALBERTINA SISULU CENTENARY CHALLENGE - FRIENDLY Goals: 7 2018 COSAFA Cup Champions, Banyana Debut: 2018 AFCON 2nd place. 2. Date and Venue: 22 January 2019 – Cape Town Stadium, Green Point, SOUTH AFRICA vs Ghana in December 2007 First International Goal: SOUTH AFRICA 0 – 0 SWEDEN (0 – 0) vs Botswana in 2008 (COSAFA Cup) DEFENDER Referees: Letticia Viana (eSwatini), 1stAss: Diana Chikotesha (Zambia), 2ndAss: Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi), 4th Official: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia), Match Commissioner: Adam Mthetwa (eSwatini). DOB: 03 December 1991 Honours: 2013 Sasol League Championship LEBOGANG RAMALEPE Cautions: Linda Sembtant 89' POB: Ga-Kgapane, Duiwelskloof, Limpopo Runners-up, 2014 AFCON 4th place, Nickname: Jumaima 2016 Rio Olympics, 2017 COSAFA Cup RSA: Andile Dlamini (GK), Lebohang Ramalepe, Nothando Vilakazi, Noko Matlou, Bambanani Mbane, Mamello Makhabane, Club: Ma-Indies FC (Polokwane, Limpopo) Champions, 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place, Refiloe Jane (C) (Hildah Magaia 80'), Linda Motlhalo, Koketso Tlailane (Leandra Smeda 46'), Thembi Kgatlana (Jermaine Seoposenwe 64'), Rhoda Mulaudzi (Amanda Mthandi 73'). League: Sasol 2018 COSAFA Cup Champions, 2018 AFCON Coach: Desiree Ellis (RSA). Caps: 56 2nd place and named in CAF Best XI. Goals: 2 SWE: Cajsa Andersson (GK), Joanna Andersson, Magdalena Eriksson, Amanda Ilestedt (Linda Sembrant 61'), Hanna Glas, Banyana Debut: Caroline Seger (Julia Karlernäs 46'), Julia Zigiotti-Olme (Julia Roddar 61') , Sofia Jakobsson (Madelen Janogy 61'), vs Zimbabwe on 12 April 2014 Kosovare Asllani (Anna Anvegård 78'), Olivia Schough, Stina Blackstenius (Mimmi Larsson 78'). First International Goal: Coach: Peter Gerhardsson (SWE). vs Kenya on 18 July 2015 (Olympic Qualifier) This one-off match was played to mark the centenary anniversary of the year of the birth of Albertina Sisulu. DEFENDER
JANINE VAN WYK (C) DOB: 17 April 1987 2016 Rio Olympics captain, 2016 AFCON 4th KOKETSO TLAILANE DOB: 24 February 1988 MAMELLO MAKHABANE POB: Alberton, Gauteng place and named in CAF Best XI, 2016 CAF POB: Welkom, Free State Nickname: Thandeka Nominee as African Player of the Year, 2017 Nickname: Jabu Club: Awaiting International Transfer contracted to NWSL, 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th Club: JVW FC (Johannesburg, Gauteng) League: place, 2018 COSAFA Cup Champions, 2018 League: Sasol Caps: 161 AFCON 2nd place and named in CAF Best XI, Caps: 91 Goals: 11 2018 CAF Nominee as African Player of the Goals: 19 Banyana Debut: vs Nigeria in 2005 Year, currently the highest capped player Banyana Debut: vs Zimbabwe in 2005 (International Friendly) in South Africa (male or female) and the Honours: 2006 AFCON 3rd Place, 2006 All Africa Honours: 2006 AFCON 3rd Place, 2008 highest capped female player on the African Games Champions, 2007/08 Vodacom National AFCON 2nd Place, 2010 AFCON 3rd Place, continent, beat Nigeria with the National Champions, 2008 COSAFA U-20 Champions, 2010 SAFA Player of the Year, 2011 COSAFA Team for the first time in history in 2012 and 2009 Sasol National Championship Runners-up, Cup Player of the Tournament, 2012 London scored the only goal of the match, current 2010/2011/ 2012 Sasol National Champions, Olympics, 2012 AFCON 2nd place, 2016 Banyana Banyana captain. DEFENDER 2011 COSAFA Runners-up, 2010 AFCON 3rd Place, DEFENDER Gauteng Sports Personality of the Year, DOB: 07 December 1992 2016 Rio Olympics, 2018 AFCON 2nd place. MIDFIELDER POB: Tshwane, Gauteng NOKO ALICE MATLOU DOB: 30 September 1985 2010 AFCON 3rd place, 2011 Sasol League Club: TUT-PTA (Tshwane, Gauteng) POB: Moletjie Gaphaudi, Limpopo Nickname: Beep-beep Runner-ups, 2011 USSA Club Champions (UJ), 2011 COSAFA Runners-up, 2011 Universiade League: Sasol Caps: 6 Banyana Debut: vs Lesotho on Goals: 0 #BANYANABANYANA Club: Ma-Indies (Polokwane, Limpopo) Shenzhen (China), 2012 London Olympics, 14 September 2017 (COSAFA) DOB: 25 June 1991 BUSISIWE NDIMENI League: Sasol 2012 AFCON 2nd place, 2012 SA Sportswoman Honours: 2017 Universiade Taipei 4th, 2017 POB: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Caps: 149 of the Year, 2013 Sasol League Runners-up COSAFA Cup Champs, 2018 AFCON 2nd, Nickname: Ndimza Goals: 64 & Top Goalscorer, 2013 Universiade Kazan 2018 Sasol League National Champs. Club: Tshwane University of PLAYER PROFILES PLAYER PROFILES Banyana Debut: vs Nigeria in November 2007 (Russia) 4th place, 2014 Minister's Award for KARABO DHLAMINI Technology TUT-PTA (Tshwane, Gauteng) First Goal: vs Zimbabwe in March 2008 Excellence, 2014 & 2016 AFCON 4th place, League: Sasol Honours: 2008 COSAFA Champions & Player 2016 Rio Olympics, 2017 COSAFA Cup Caps: 23 Goals: 3 of the Tournament & joint Top Goalscorer, Champions, 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place, 2018 Banyana Debut: vs Tunisia on 16 November 2008 2008 AFCON 2nd place, 2008 SAFA Player of COSAFA Cup Champions, 2018 AFCON 2nd (Women’s AFCON Qualifier) the Year & CAF Women's Player of the Year, place, second highest capped player in SA. DEFENDER Honours: 2008 AFCON 2nd Place, 2010 UEFA Champions League 4th place (Russia's Zvezda), BAMBANANI MBANE DOB: 12 March 1990 Honours: 2010-2017 Sasol League Free State 2013 and 2015 Sasol National Champions and DOB: Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape Provincial Champions with Bloemfontein 2013 Player of the Tournament, 2018 Gauteng Nickname: Juice Celtic, 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 AFCON 4th Sasol League Champions, 2018 AFCON 2nd place, 2018 Sasol League National Champions. MIDFIELDER Club: Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies place, 2016 & 2017 Sasol League National (Bloemfontein, Free State) Champions, 2017 Sasol League National DOB: 06 September 1994 KHOLOSA BIYANA League: Sasol Championship Diski Queen and Queen of DEFENDER Caps: 38 Queens Awards of the Tournament, 2017 DOB: 18 September 2001 POB: Ngcobo, Eastern Cape Goals: 0 COSAFA Cup Champions & Player of the POB: Tshwane, Gauteng Club: University of KwaZulu Natal Banyana Debut: Match Award in the Final, 2017 Eric Nomvethe Club: Mamelodi Sundowns FC (Tshwane) (Durban, KwaZulu Natal) vs Botswana on 12 April 2016 Award, 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place, 2018 League: Sasol Caps: 1 Goals: 0 League: Sasol (Women’s AFCON Qualifier) COSAFA Cup Champions, 2018 AFCON 2nd Banyana Debut: vs the Netherlands on Caps: 12 place. 19 January 2019 (International Friendly) Goals: 0 DEFENDER Honours: 2016 & 2018 AUSC Region 5 Banyana Debut: U-20 Youth Games Champions, 2016 vs Lesotho on 14 September 2017 (COSAFA) AUSC Youth Games Top Goalscorer, Honours: 2015 Universiade Gwangju (South 2018 FIFA U-17 World Cup Uruguay. Korea), 2017 Universiade Taipei (Taiwan) 4th TIISETSO MAKHUBELA place, 2017 COSAFA Cup Champions, 2018 COSAFA Cup Champions, UKZN Team captain. MIDFIELDER @SAFA.net MOLATELO SEBATA DOB: 24 August 1988 POB: Bochum, Limpopo Nickname: Modric Club: First Touch Academy DEFENDER (Polokwane, Limpopo) DOB: 24 April 1997 League: Sasol POB: Pretoria, Gauteng Caps: 0 Club: Mamelodi Sundowns FC (Tshwane) Goals: 0 League: Sasol Caps: 1 Goals: 0 Honours: Limpopo Sasol League Champions Banyana Debut: vs Ghana on 2009/10/13 (Ma-Indies FC) and 2014/15/16/17 11 November 2018 (International Friendly) (Kanatla Ladies), 2015 & 2016 Sasol League Honours: 2014 & 2016 AUSC Region 5 Championships 3rd place, 2018 Limpopo Sasol U-20 Youth Games Champions, former League Champions. Bambanani Mbane Noko Matlou U-17 International, 2018 AFCON 2nd place. MIDFIELDER
REFILOE JANE (VC) DOB: 04 August 1992 in Congo, 2015 Universiade Gwangju (South DOB: 02 May 1996 of the Tournament for Club Champs, 2017 THEMBI KGATLANA POB: Kliptown, Soweto, Gauteng Korea), 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 AFCON 4th POB: Leratong, Gauteng Universiade Taipei (Taiwan) 4th place, 2017 Nickname: Fifinho place, 2017 University Sport South Africa Nickname: Pikinini COSAFA Cup Champions & Player of the Tour- Club: Canberra United (Canberra, Australia) (USSA) Football Champions (TUT Ladies), Club: Awaiting International Transfer nament, 2017 UWC Sportswoman of the Year, League: W-League 2017 Universiade Taipei (Taiwan) 4th place Caps: 47 Goals: 16 2017 Female Overall Achiever of UWC SDS Caps: 99 (captained the team), 2017 COSAFA Cup Banyana Debut: vs Namibia on 05 July 2014 Awards, 2017 Honours Award for UWC, 2017 Goals: 12 Champions, 2017 TUT-PTA Sportswoman of Honours: 2013-2014 Vice Captain of the SAFA Senior Female Top Goalscorer for UWC Ladies Banyana Debut: vs Northern Ireland on the Year, 2017 TUT Prestige Sportswoman of High Performance Centre, 2014 Ballon D'Or FC, 2017 SAFA Cape Town Woman of the Year, 04 March 2012 (Cyprus Cup) the Year, 2017 TUT Sports Director’s Award, Award Winner HPC, 2014 & 2016 AFCON 4th 2017 Nominee for African Player of the Year, First International Goal: 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place, 2018 Gauteng place, 2015 UWC Sportswoman of the Year, 2018 Cyprus Cup 6th place & named Most vs Botswana in 2012 (International Friendly) Sportswoman of the Year Award, 2018 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 Sasol Western Cape Valuable Player of Tournament, 2018 COSAFA Honours: 2013 Vaal University Sportswoman COSAFA Cup Champions, 2018 AFCON 2nd Champions (UWC), 2016 Coke Cup Champi- Cup Champions, 2018 AFCON 2nd place & of the Year, 2013 Universiade Kazan (Russia) place, signed a year-long professional con- ons (UWC), 2016 Varsity Cup Runners-up Player & Top Goalscorer of the Tournament & 4th place, 2014 Cyprus Women’s Cup, 2015 tract with Canberra United FC in Australia, (UWC), 2016 Special Recognition Award from three consecutive Player of the Match Awards MIDFIELDER Cyprus Women’s Cup, 2015 All Africa Games current Banyana Banyana Vice Captain. UWC Sports, 2017 Club Champs Runners-up in group stages, 2018 CAF Women’s Player of with UWC, 2017 Top Goalscorer and Player the Year & Goal of the Year. FORWARD #LIMITLESS DOB: 12 October 1993 POB: Cape Town, Western Cape US College Honours (Samford University): • National Collegiate Athlete Association JERMAINE SEOPOSENWE Nickname: Jay, Microphone (NCAA) Rankings for the 2016 Season: LINDA MOTLHALO DOB: 01 July 1998 Qualifiers as a forward and in the 2018 Club: JVW FC (Johannesburg, Gauteng) - 3rd Best player for Game-Winning Goals (8). POB: Gauteng African WC Qualifiers as a midfielder, in League: Sasol - 9th Best player at Total Amount of Goals Nickname: Mimi early 2018 at the age of 19 she signed a Caps: 70 Goals: 16 scored (16). Club: Awaiting International Transfer professional contract with Houston Dash of Banyana Debut: vs Zimbabwe in 2010 - 9th Best player in amount of Goals scored PLAYER PROFILES PLAYER PROFILES Caps: 37 Goals: 9 the American National Women's Soccer First International Goal: vs Zimbabwe in 2010 per game. Banyana Debut: vs Cameroon on 25 March League (NWSL), in August 2018 she scored Honours: 2010 FIFA U-17 WC Trinidad & • SoCon all time: leader in points (82), leader 2016 at the age of 17 (International Friendly) her first goal for the club becoming at 20 Tobago (become first SA female to ever in goals (26), leader in assists (30), leader First International Goal: on debut the fourth youngest player to have ever score at a WC), 2010 SAFA Young Player of game-winning goals (11) vs Cameroon on 25 March 2016 scored in the history of the NWSL, 2018 the Year, 2010 AFCON 3rd place, 2012 AFCON • Samford All-Time Goal Scorer Record Honours: 2012 Junior Player of the Year at COSAFA Cup Champions and Diski Queen 2nd place, 2016 AFCON 4th place & named in Holder High Performance Centre, 2012, 2013 & 2014 of the Match vs Malawi in 2018 COSAFA CAF Best XI, 2016 Rio Olympics, 2018 Cyprus • Samford All-Time Assists Record Holder Best Player Award at the High Performance Cup Group Match and Top Goalscorer of Cup 6th place, 2018 COSAFA Cup Champions, • 2016 & 2017 SoCon's Women’s Player of Centre, 2016 Rio Olympics, 2018 Cyprus Cup the Tournament, 2018 AFCON 2nd place & 2018 AFCON 2nd place. the Year FORWARD 6th place, current Under 20 Captain with 25 Player of the Match Award in the Semi-final MIDFIELDER U20 caps who played in the 2016 African WC vs Mali & named to CAF Best XI Substitutes. DOB: 02 December 1989 RHODA MULAUDZI POB: Tshimbupfe Malonga, Limpopo NOMPUMELELO NYANDENI DOB: 19 August 1987 League Runners-up and Player of the Nickname: Mambush POB: Natalspruit, Gauteng Tournament and Top Goalscorer, 2010 Club: Canberra United (Canberra, Australia) Nickname: Mbuzi, Skito selected to participate in “The 11 for Health” League: W-League Club: JVW FC (Johannesburg, Gauteng) FIFA Project aimed at improving health Caps: 18 Goals: 2 League: Sasol through football with 10 other players Banyana Debut: Caps: 147 including Ronaldo, Messi and Drogba, 2012 vs Gabon on 23 May 2015 Goals: 39 London Olympics, 2009/10/12 CAF African Honours: 2010 USSA Champions, 2012 Banyana Debut: Player of the Year Nominee, 2013 UEFA Engen Tournament Champions (Mamelodi vs Zambia in 2002 Champions League quarter-finals with FC Sundowns), 2015 Sasol League National First International Goal: vs Namibia in 2002 Rossiyanka, 2016 Sasol League Gauteng Champions (Mamelodi Sundowns), 2015 All (All Africa Games Qualifier) Champions (JVW FC), 2016 Rio Olympics, Africa Games in Brazzaville (Congo), 2015 Honours: 2007 All Africa Games Runners-up, 2017 COSAFA Cup Champions, 2018 Cyprus Cyprus Women’s Cup, 3x Top Goalscorer 2008 AFCON 2nd place, 2009 Sasol League Cup 6th place, 2018 COSAFA Cup Champions, for Mamelodi Sundowns FC Ladies, 2017 Champions and Player of the Tournament, 2018 AFCON 2nd place, third highest capped COSAFA Cup Champions. FORWARD MIDFIELDER 2009 SAFA Player of the Year, 2010 Sasol player in South Africa. @Banyana_Banyana DOB: 23 May 1996 AMANDA MTHANDI LEANDRA SMEDA DOB: 22 July 1989 Merit Award at the UWC, 2013 SAFA Cape POB: Soweto, Gauteng POB: Velddrif, Western Cape Town Coke Cup Winners & Player of the Nickname: Speedy Nickname: Andie aka Chomi Tournament (UWC Ladies), 2014 AFCON Club: University of Johannesburg Club: Vittsjö GIK (Vittsjö, Sweden) 4th place, 2014 Top Goalscorer at the USSA (Johannesburg, Gauteng) League: Damallsvenskan National Champs, 2014 UWC Sportswoman League: Sasol Caps: 91 Goals: 21 of the Year, 2014 Player of the Match Award Caps: 4 Goals: 1 Banyana Debut: vs Switzerland (International Friendly vs Botswana), 2015 Banyana Debut: on 26 February 2010 (2010 Cyprus Cup) SAFA Cape Town Player of the Year, 2016 vs Ghana on 11 November 2018 First International Goal: vs Namibia in 2010 Rio Olympics, X4 Sasol League WC Champion First Goal: vs Equatorial Guinea on 28/11/18 Honours: 2012 AWCON 2nd place, 2012 (UWC Ladies – 2016 & CPT Roses in 2012, Honours: 2014 U-20 Zone 6 Games Champi- London Olympics, 2013 Merit Award at the 2011 & 2010), 2017 COSAFA Cup Champions ons, 2 x Janine Van Wyk Schools’ League West Coast Annual Sport Awards, 2013 & Player of the Match Award in Semi-final vs Player of the Year, 2018 University Sport Universiade Kazan (Russia) 4th place, 2013 Zambia, 2017 UWC Ladies Player of the Year, SA (USSA) Champions & Top Goal-scorer Cape Peninsula University of Technology 2016 & 2017 Special Recognition Award Linda Motlhalo and Thembi Kgatlana & Player of the Tournament, 2018 COSAFA MIDFIELDER Sportswoman of the Year Award, 2013 Sports (UWC), 2018 AFCON 2nd place. Cup Champions, 2018 AFCON 2nd place. FORWARD All info correct at time of going to print. All Banyana Banyana photographs courtesy of Sydney Mahlangu.
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