Soccer News of Sunday, 18 May 2014
South Africa’s female national team appeared sharp as they continued with their preparations for the friendly against Ghana set for Sunday at Dobsonville Stadium.
Kick-off is at 15h00 (1pm Ghana time) and the match will be televised live on SABC1.
Sasol Banyana Banyana held their sixth training session on Saturday at the Bedfordview Football Club grounds.
Coach Vera Pauw expressed delight at what she saw at training, adding that the match against Ghana should be an entertaining spectacle.
Portia Modise reiterated coach Pauw’s sentiments and added that the players were looking forward to the match and urged supporters come out in their numbers.
“Preparations are going well. Every training session under coach Vera is an eye-opener and we continue to learn and improve our game. We hope the supporters will come out in their numbers to support us and enjoy the entertainment.
“We are very grateful to have a partnership with Sasol that is not only supporting us financially, but also shares our common vision to ensure that Banyana Banyana becomes a force to be reckoned with in continental tournaments such as the CAF African Women’s Championships, and internationally,” said Modise.
The match forms part of Banyana Banyana’s preparations for their African Women’s Championship qualifiers match against Comoros to be played on 23 May 2014.
The Ghana friendly match will be Pauw’s second match in charge since making her coaching debut with Banyana Banyana in the 2-2 draw against neighbours Zimbabwe last month.