Category Archives: National Teams

HOLLYWOODBETS SUPER LEAGUE – ACTION RETURNS AFTER INTERNATIONAL BREAK, UJ LADIES TOP OF THE TABLE

Action returns this weekend in the 2024 season of the Hollywoodbets Super League after the international break, with table-topping University of Johannesburg (UJ Ladies) the main target as teams will be gunning for their position. Nthabeleng Modiko’s charges have played one match extra and are on 13 points after six games – they lead the […]

BANYANA BANYANA – LEBOGANG RAMALEPE, 100 CAPS NOT OUT – 11TH CENTURION

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies and Banyana Banyana’s Lebohang Ramalepe has joined an elite list of centurions in South African women’s football. Jumaima, as she is commonly known by her peers, reached the milestone of 100 caps for her country when she started for the African Champions in the second leg fourth round of the 2024 Paris […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS – SO NEAR YET SO FAR FOR BANYANA BANYANA AS NIGERIA CLAIM PARIS TICKET

It was a case of so near yet so far for the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana after they played to goalless draw against Nigeria in a winner-takes-all second leg of the fourth and final round of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games qualifiers on Tuesday, 9 April 2024 at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Trailing 1-nil […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS – BANYANA BANYANA’S LEBOHANG RAMALEPE ON THE BRINK OF 100 CAPS vs NIGERIA PART TWO

The ‘Mother of all Battles’ will ensue on Tuesday, 9 April at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria when the number one ranked national team on the continent, Nigeria, takes on the second-ranked side, South Africa, in a winner-takes-all 2024 Paris Olympic qualifier. Kickoff is at 19h30. The two have countries already met in the […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS – FINAL SHOWDOWN, ONE MATCH, ONE TICKET TO PARIS

An epic showdown is expected when Africa’s women’s football royalty clash for a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games which will be held later this year (July/August). This will be when the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana host Nigeria’s Super Falcons in the second leg of a match that is delicately poised, but with the visitors […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – IT’S NOT OVER YET, SAY BANYANA BANYANA

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana believe it’s not over yet in their 2024 Paris Olympic qualifier against Nigeria where they lost 1-0 in the away first leg played in Abuja on Friday, 5 April. Desiree Ellis’ charges conceded a penalty shortly before recess with Super Falcons captain Rasheedat Ajibade slotting home the winner from 12 yards. […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS – IT’S ADVANTAGE NIGERIA AS BANYANA BANYANA SUFFER DEFEAT IN ABUJA

It was billed as the ‘Final before the Final’, and some called it the ‘Clash of the Titans’ – after all it was the continent’s number one vs two, Nigeria against South Africa. This was the first leg of the fourth and final round of the 2024 Paris Olympic qualifiers played on Friday (5 April […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS – PLAYING NIGERIA IS ALWAYS WAR, SAYS BANYANA BANYANA CAPTAIN REFILOE JANE

Captain of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Refiloe Jane, makes a timely return to the national team as the squad gears up to face longtime rivals, Nigeria in a winner take all 2024 Paris Olympic qualifier. The Italy-based midfielder will make her first appearance for South Africa since August 2023 when she was stretchered off in […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – DESIREE ELLIS STANDING AT THE GATES OF GLORY 

Head Coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Desiree Ellis, has done it all – or so it appears. She is the one of the founder members of the first South African women’s national team in 1993, making her debut at age 30. In 2001, Ellis was nominated alongside Mercy Akide and Florence Omagbemi, both from […]

2024 PARIS OLYMPIC QUALIFIER – BANYANA BANYANA DON’T NEED ANY MOTIVATION vs NIGERIA, NOMVULA KGOALE

Nomvula Kgoale has represented South Africa at the highest level of competition in women’s football – the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Just recently (July/August 2023) she was part of history with the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana when they progressed to the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand – […]