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.
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