Banyana draw Cyprus Cup opener

Banyana next face Hungary on Friday before concluding their Group C campaign against Korea DPR.

The competition is Desiree Ellis's first assignment since being made permanent coach of the national women's team last week.

The ex-Banyana captain previously served for 17 months as an interim coach following Vera Pauw's departure.

Ellis has been tasked with steering Banyana to the African Nations Cup, the World Cup and the Olympics.

Starting XI: Andile Dlamini (GK), Lebohang Ramalepe, Nothando Vilakazi, Bambanani Mbane, Janine van Wyk (c), Linda Motlhalo, Refiloe Jane, Leandra Smeda, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Thembi Kgatlana, Chantelle Esau

Subs: Kaylin Swart (GK), Roxanne Barker (GK), Noko Matlou, Zanele Nhlapho, Regina Mogolola, Rachel Sebati, Nompumelelo Nyandeni, Kgaelebane Mohlakoana, Melinda Kgadiete, Sduduzo Dlamini

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