Category Archives: Basetsana

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: looks back at some of the stories that made headlines in 2023

South African women’s football had some incredible moments in 2023 and as the dawn of the new year affords more opportunities for all the role-players to stake their claim in this fastest growing sport around the world. The year 2023 saw the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana break record after record – getting their first win at […]

AFRICAN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: South African Sheryl Botes rewrites history as the first foreign female coach for Uganda

South Africa’s Sheryl Botes has made history after she was appointed as the first foreign female Head Coach of the Uganda Senior Women’s National Team. She has signed a three-year contract, ending in 2026. The announcement was made by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) after she was revealed to the media on Wednesday, […]

U20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS: SA U20 Women’s National Team eyeing history

The South African U20 Women’s National Team, Basetsana, is hoping to rewrite the history books by grabbing the elusive spot in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. The Maud Khumalo-led squad is the only South African National Team that has never qualified for a FIFA World Cup. The journey to the promised land starts with […]

LALIGA: Two South African teenagers off to Spain, thanks to LaLiga and EA Sports

South Africa’s duo of Sinazo Ntshota and Nobahle Mdelwa is off to Spain on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 for an experience of a lifetime. The pair will be part of a girls’ team comprising players from countries like Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Japan, and Zambia. The group will be attending LaLiga’s flagship development program, the LaLiga […]

SA U17: Head Coach Dludlu off to further her studies in the USA

The South African U17 Women’s National team Head Coach, Simphiwe Dludlu, is off to Colorado Springs in the United States of America to further her studies in the International Coaching Enrichment Program (ICECP). Dludlu will be in the USA between 1-22 September 2023, where she will spend the first and last week at the University […]

SA U20: Basetsana start preparations for the World Cup qualifiers

Head coach of the South African U20 Women’s National Team, Maud Khumalo, has just concluded a training camp with a squad of 44 players as they kickstart preparations for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The competition will be hosted by Colombia from 5 to 22 September 2024. The U20 Women’s side is the […]

Romaney Pinnock is excited about taking South African Women’s Football to the next level

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has made a very important appointment – that of Head of Women’s Football. They have tasked a little known Romaney Pinnock to take the role, which has been vacant for a very long time. The appointment came as the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana were about to compete at the 2023 […]

WORLD CUP DESK: Sasol League and Hollywoodbets Super League crucial in Banyana Banyana’s success

The SAFA Girls Soccer Academy, based at the High Performance Centre (HPC) at the University of Pretoria, was instrumental in kickstarting the development process of 11 players in the current Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana squad that is in New Zealand ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. But during that preparation phase early on in their careers, […]

WORLD CUP DESK: Banyana Banyana reaping the rewards of HPC success

“The success of Banyana Banyana is not incidental or accidental, but a result of long-term planning in player development. They have now played in two Olympic Games, they are African Champions and also heading to their second FIFA Women’s World Cup – that speaks to years of planning and continuity as well as input from […]

Banyana Banyana duo on the move in Mexico

The Banyana Banyana pair of Jermaine Seoposenwe and Noxolo Cesane will be wearing different playing kits next season after parting ways with their clubs in the Mexican league, Liga MX Femenil. Both players are currently in camp with the South African Senior Women’s National Team as they await the announcement of the final squad that […]