South Africa’s Senior Women’s National team as well as the U20 Women’s team will be taking part in the 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championships in Port Elizabeth from 31 July – 11 August.

Fresh from the world cup, Janine van Wyk and Mamello Makhabane have been called for duty. Makhabane, currently on 98 caps, will head into the tournament with hopes to reach her 100th cap for South Africa, should she make appearances in the tournament.

Midfielder Robyn Moodaly, has also been called up to Banyana Banyana after an absence in the national team since the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Moodaly will add a new dynamic into the fold since returning from USA collegiate football, and playing a major role in JVW’s first round Sasol league Campaign.

The South African Senior Women’s National Team has been drawn in a group with Malawi, Comoros and Madagascar.

Jessica Wade as well as Sarah Walker have been named to the U20 Women’s National team. Recently having come back from an international tournament in China, the team will be looking to put up a good performance in their first ever COSAFA tournament. They will face Zimbabwe, Namibia and Malawi in their group with the first matches kicking off on Thursday, 1 August 2019.

Banyana Banyana will be looking to continue their run in defending their title this year, whilst Bastesana will be working towards their first title. Both teams have arrived in Port Elizabeth ahead of the tournament.

Banyana Banyana Fixtures:

31/07/2019 South African vs Comoros 15:30

02/08/2019 South Africa vs Malawi 15:30

05/08/2019 South Africa vs Madagascar 12:45

08/08/2019 Semi Finals

10/08/2019 3rd/4th Playoff

11/08/2019 Finals


Basetsana Fixtures:

01/08/2019 South Africa vs Zimbabwe 14:00

03/08/2019 South Africa vs Namibia 14:00

05/08/2019 South Africa vs Mozambique 10:00

08/08/2019 Semi Finals

10/08/2019 3rd/4th Playoff

11/08/2019 Finals

2018 FIFA U17 Women’s WC draw announced

Article Courtesy of safa.net

The South African U17 Women’s National Team (Bantwana) has received a bye in the Preliminary round of the Uruguay 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.

Bantwana will join the competition in the first round where they will meet the winner between Zambia and Botswana – the two nations meet in October.

The South Africans will kickstart their campaign with an away match on the weekend of 1, 2, 3 December, with the second leg scheduled for a fortnight later in South Africa (15, 16, 17 December).

The overall winner will proceed to the third and final round to face one between Morocco and Equatorial Guinea on the first weekend of February 2018.

The return match will be played two weeks later (16, 17, 18 February).

Only three countries will qualify to represent the African continent at the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup which will be held in Uruguay from 20 November to 13 December 2018.

It will be the sixth edition of the tournament, and sixteen countries will take part in the football showpiece.

North Korea are the defending champions after they defeated Japan 5-4 on penaties in Jordan in 2016.

South Africa last qualified for this tournament in 2010 in Trinidad and Tobago under head coach Solly Luvhengo.

They were drawn in Group B and lost all their matches – against Germany (10-1), South Korea (3-1) and Mexico (4-0).

Current Banyana Banyana striker Jermaine Seoposenwe, scored the only two goals in the tournament.

South Africa missed out on the 2014 and 2016 editions.

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup Fixtures:

First Round:

  1. Win 1-2 vs Tunisia
  2. Tunisia vs Win 1-2
  3. Win 3-4 vs Ghana
  4. Ghana vs Win 3-4
  5. Win 5-6 vs South Africa
  6. South Africa vs Win 5-6
  7. Morocco vs Equatorial Guinea
  8. Equatorial Guinea vs Morocco
  9. Win 7-8 vs Nigeria
  10. Nigeria vs Win 7-8
  11. Win 9-10 vs Cameroon
  12. Cameroon vs Win 9-10


Match 1: 1st 2nd or 3rd December 2017

Match II: 15th, 16th or 17th December 2017

Second Round:

  1. Win 11-12 vs Win 13-14
  2. Win 13-14 vs Win 11-12
  3. Win 15-16 vs Win 17-18
  4. Win 17-18 vs Win 15-16
  5. Win 19-20 vs Win 21-22
  6. Win 21-22 vs Win 19-20


Match 1: 2nd, 3rd or 4th February 2018

Match II: 16th, 17th or 18th February 2018