Banyana's Amogelang Motau gears up for Sweden friendly in Cape Town
Posted: 19 January 2018 Time: 08:31
Banyana Banyana midfielder Amogelang Motau feels the upcoming friendly with Sweden will show the women's national team how they stack up globally.
Banyana, who won the COSAFA Women’s Championship in September 2017, will host the world's 10th-ranked team at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, with kick-off set for 14h00.
“We are playing against a very good team, ranked 10th in the world, which is good for us to play against such opposition. I am expecting a very physical game, we saw they are very tall and physical,” said Motau.
“But as a team we can use this opportunity to prepare for [the] AWC and also to fulfill our dream to go the World Cup in France. And Sweden is a very good chance for us to see where we are as a team, our weaknesses and our strengths, and also where we need to be for us to compete in a World Cup.
“We have to thank SAFA and Sasol for arranging such opponents because this is a crucial year for Banyana Banyana, which comes with pressure and I hope we will have all the support we can get for us to get through this difficult journey that we are about to embark on. We encourage everyone in and around Cape Town to come in numbers because their support will mean a lot to us and we looking forward to seeing them at the match on Sunday,” concluded Motau, who is studying and playing her football in the US.
Entry to the match is free, but a ticket is needed to gain access. These can be collected at Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers, and Checkers Hyper or selected OK Furniture and USave stores.
This year Banyana will be playing qualification matches for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, which will be held in Ghana, as well as the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled for France.