Category Archives: Banyana Banyana

CAF WOMEN’S AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Defending champions held, Van Wyk within touching distance of African record

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana got off to a slow start in defence of their CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) title when they were held to a 1-all draw by Burkina Faso at Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro in Cote d’Ivoire. This was the second meeting between the two sides. The last encounter, a friendly […]

CAF WOMEN’S AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: African Champions begin defence of their title

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana begin the defence of their CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) title with a battle against their counterparts from Burkina Faso. The clash will take place on Thursday, 30 November 2023 at a neutral venue, Stade Charles Konan Banny de Yamoussoukro in Cote d’Ivoire due to the host nation (Burkina Faso) not […]

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP PLAYER SURVEY: Some disturbing findings revealed by FIFPRO report

The International Federation of Professional Footballers, otherwise known as FIFPRO, has released a post-Women’s World Cup report following a survey conducted with players from 26 of the 32 teams that were at the global women’s football showpiece that was played in Australia and New Zealand between 20 July and 20 August 2023. Although the 260 […]

JANINE VAN WYK: The end of an era… beginning of a new chapter

On Sunday, 26 November 2023, 36-year old Janine van Wyk called time on her playing career at club level – three years after JVW gained promotion into the elite Women’s League. This was in the final match of the 2023 Hollywoodbets Super League season, with the festivities that followed done with smiles after a 2-1 […]

CAF WOMEN’S AFRCA CUP OF NATIONS: Banyana Banyana without Seoposenwe for away leg, while Shongwe withdraws

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana will be without the influential Jermaine Seoposenwe as well as forward Wendy Shongwe for the away leg of the 2024 CAF Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier (WAFCON) against Burkina Faso. In a statement, the South African Football Association (SAFA) said the Mexico-based forward will only join the squad for the return leg, […]

2023 CAF WOMEN’S AWARDS: Banyana Banyana stars still in the race for recognition 

Several players from the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana squad are still in line for recognition after they were named on the shortlist of the 2023 CAF Women’s awards. The trio of Andile Dlamini (South Africa, Mamelodi Sundowns), Hilda Magaia (South Africa, Sejong Sportstoto) and Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa, Racing Louisville) are among the 10 best players on the list of […]

BANYANA BANYANA: Captain Refiloe Jane returns to action in Italy after injury lay-off

Captain of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Refiloe Jane is back on the field of play after a long-term injury lay off. The Soweto-born midfielder was introduced in the 62nd minute of Sassuolo’s Serie A Feminine clash against Sampdoria at the Silvio Piola Stadium in Vercelli on Sunday, 26 November 2023. When she came on, her team was leading […]

2027 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP BID: Three horse race after South Africa withdraws

About two weeks before submitting the all-important official bid documents, South Africa has surprised many by pulling out of the race to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, taking away any hope of an African country welcoming other nations on this continent for this competition for now. “South Africa wishes to announce that the […]

BANYANA BANYANA: Van Wyk gets call-up – African record under threat, while Nyandeni is in line for her 150th cap

After failing to get game time for the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana in the Olympic qualifiers against DR Congo in the first leg in Kinshasa last month, Janine van Wyk left the national team camp shattered. She did not play in the return leg at Orlando Stadium a few days later, diminishing any hope and chance […]

CAF WOMEN’S AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS: Ellis names squad to face Burkina Faso 

Head Coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Desiree Ellis, has named a squad of 24 players to take on Burkina Faso in a crucial 2024 CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers (WAFCON) scheduled for Thursday, 30 November in Cote d’Ivoire, with the return fixtures set for Monday, 4 December 2023 at the Lucas Moripe […]