Provisional Banyana squad for AFCON
Posted: 18 October 2018 Time: 01:54 pm
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has named a provisional squad of 31 players for the Women’s African Nations Cup, taking place in Ghana from November 17 to December 1.
The top three finishers at the tournament will represent Africa at the Women's World Cup in France in June next year.
Banyana, the COSAFA Women’s Championship title holders, recently returned from a trip to Chile where they lost 2-1 and drew 2-2 with the South Americans.
“We have brought in players that have been part of our core group for a while now, and those we have been monitoring over a period of time. The training camp will focus mainly on improving team cohesion and fitness, while at the same time also keeping an eye on the new players,” said Ellis.
“We have now reached the business end of the year where the planning has to be meticulous as we are edging closer to the tournament.”
Among those getting a recall are: Yolula Tsawe, Mamello Makhabane (both JVW FC), Hilda Magaia, Jabulile Mazibuko (both TUT-PTA), Siyamthanda Skeyi (Thunderbirds) and Amogelang Motau (Oral Roberts University – USA).
The players will assemble for camp on Sunday in Johannesburg, but they will be without Finland-based striker Ode Fulutudilu who was called up but declined due to club commitments.
Striker Sduduzo Dlamini of Sunflower FC in Durban has taken the place of Fulutudilu, who featured off the bench in the rematch with Chile.
Ellis will trim the squad down to 21 players on Friday.
|NAME AND SURNAME||CLUB||CLUB LOCATION|
|1. Andile Dlamini||Mamelodi Sundowns FC||Pretoria|
|2. Kaylin Swart||Menlo College/Awaiting Int Transfer||Port Elizabeth|
|3. Roxanne Barker||University of Western Cape||Cape Town|
|4. Yolula Tsawe||JVW FC||Johannesburg|
|5. Lebogang Ramalepe||Ma-Indies FC||Polokwane|
|6. Nothando Vilakazi||Palace Super Falcons FC||Johannesburg|
|7. Janine Van Wyk||Houston Dash/Awaiting Int Transfer||USA/Johannesburg|
|8. Noko Matlou||Ma-Indies FC||Polokwane|
|9. Bambanani Mbane||Bloemfontein Celtic FC||Bloemfontein|
|10. Regina Mogolola||University of Pretoria||Pretoria|
|11. Tiisetso Makhubela||Mamelodi Sundowns FC||Pretoria|
|12. Thato Letsoso||University of Johannesburg||Johannesburg|
|13. Koketso Tlailane||TUT-PTA||Pretoria|
|14. Kgaelebane Mohlakoana||Bloemfontein Celtic||Bloemfontein|
|15. Refiloe Jane||Canberra United||Australia|
|16. Rachel Sebati||TUT-PTA||Pretoria|
|17. Mamello Makhabane||JVW FC||Johannesburg|
|18. Sduduzo Dlamini||Sunflower FC||Durban|
|19. Leandra Smeda||Gintra Universitetas||Lithuania|
|20. Nompumelelo Nyandeni||JVW FC||Johannesburg|
|21. Linda Motlhalo||Houston Dash||USA|
|22. Kholosa Biyana||University of KZN||Durban|
|23. Hildah Magaia||TUT-PTA||Pretoria|
|24. Jabulile Mazibuko||TUT-PTA||Pretoria|
|25. Siyamthanda Skeyi||Thunderbirds FC||East London|
|26. Khanya Xesi||University Western Cape||Cape Town|
|27, Amogelang Motau||Oral Roberts University||USA|
|28. Jermaine Seoposenwe||JVW FC||Johannesburg|
|29. Thembi Kgatlana||Houston Dash||USA|
|30. Melinda Kgadiete||Bloemfontein Celtic||Bloemfontein|
|31. Amanda Mthandi||University of Johannesburg||Johannesburg|