Smeda wins 100th Banyana Banyana cap

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Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has named her starting 11 for the friendly international match against Japan here in Fukuoka on Sunday.

Ellis has handed Leandra Smeda her 100th cap, a milestone for the versatile player.

Leandra Smeda was recognised before kick off.

Smeda joins the following players with 100 caps or more…

  • Janine van Wyk
  • Noko Matlou
  • Nompumelelo Nyandeni
  • Nothando Vilakazi
  • Portia Modise – retired
  • Refiloe Jane
  • Amanda Dlamini – retired
  • Mamello Makhabane

Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo have also started the match.

Banyana XI v Japan

Andile Dlamini (gk), Lebohang Ramalepe, Mamello Makhabane, Robyn Moodaly, Linda Motlhalo, Thembi Kgatlana, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Bambanani Mbane, Tiisetso Makhubela, Refiloe Jane ©, Leandra Smeda.

SUBS: Kaylin Swart (gk), Nothando Vilakazi, Noko Matlou, Noxolo Cesane, Nomvula Kgoale, Rhoda Mulaudzi, Ongeziwe Dlangisa, Kholosa Biyana, Jessica Williams (gk), Busisiwe Ndimeni, Lelona Daweti.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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