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AWCON2018: South Africa ” Banyana Banyana ” women’s national football

South Africa national women’s football team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana, is the national team of South Africa and is controlled by the South African Football Association. Banyana Banyana first official match was held on 30 May 1993 against Swaziland.

They qualified for the Olympic football for the first time in 2012 tournament, while at that time they have not yet qualified for FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Banyana Banyana is in group B with Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya for the upcoming 11th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations which will be hosted in Ghana.

Nickname :  Banyana Banyana
Confederation : CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation : COSAFA (Southern Africa)
Head coach :  Desiree Ellis
Most caps : Janine Van Wyk (150)
Top scorer : Portia Modise (101)

FIFA ranking :

Current 50  (28 September 2018)
Highest 48 (August 2016)
Lowest 74 (June 2005)

First international :
South Africa 14–0 Swaziland  (Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)

Biggest win :
South Africa 14–0 Swaziland
(Johannesburg, South Africa; 30 May 1993)
South Africa 14–0 Botswana
(Harare, Zimbabwe; 19 April 2002)

Biggest defeat:
China PR 13–0 South Africa
Dalian, China; 7 September 2003)

Africa Women Cup of Nations

Appearances 10 (first in 1995)
Best result Runners-up (1995, 2000, 2008, 2012)

Summer Olympics

Appearances 2 (first in 2012)
Best result 10th (2012)

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