Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis has named her final 18-woman squad for the Aisha Buhari Cup that will take place in Lagos, Nigeria from 13-21 September 2021.
Out of the 25 players that were in camp there were four players from the Sasol KwaZulu Natal League.
Ongeziwe Ndlangisa who plays for Sunflower WFC in KZN is the only one from the Sasol League who survived and she will travel with the rest of the team.
The team assembled at the SAFA Technical Centre (Fun Valley) on Sunday, 5 September 2021 and is expected to depart for Nigeria on Sunday, 12 September 2021 where they will be joined by their overseas-based players.
The Senior Women’s National team had their first training session on Monday, 6 September 2021 and coach Ellis was satisfied with the level of fitness from most of the players.
The Banyana Banyana coach revealed that the Aisha Buhari Cup was ideal for the AWCON qualifiers preparations and an opportunity to also look at Banyana’s overseas based players.
Banyana Banyana squad for Aisha Buhari Cup
Kaylin Swart (JVW FC, Regirl Ngobeni (University of Western Cape)
Lebohang Ramalepe (Dinamo Minsk), Janine Van Wyk (Glasgow City), Tiisetso Makhubele (Tshwane University of Technology), Bambanani Mbane (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Koketso Tlailane (Tshwane University of Technology FC)
Ongeziwe Ndlangisa (Sunflower FC), Mamello Makhabane (JVW FC), Thembi Kgatlana (Atletico Madrid), Refiloe Jane (AC Milan), Linda Motlhalo (Djurgardens FC), Robyn Moodaly (JVW FC), Noxolo Cesane (University of Western Cape), Gabriela Salgado (JVW FC)
Sibulele Holweni (University of Western Cape), Melinda Kgadiete (Mamelodi Sundowns FC), Hildah Magaia (Moron BK).
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter