Olympic Games Banyana Banyana camp receive boost ahead of Super Falcons clash

Banyana Banyana received a major boost following the arrival of three foreigned based players ahead of their crunch Olympic qualifier against Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Friday.

Refiloe Jane, Noko Matlou and Jermaine Seoposenwe are the three overseas-based players who joined up with the team in Abuja. Hildah Magaia, Thembi Kgatlana, Linda Mothlalo and Sinoxolo Cesane are yet to join up with the Sasol-sponsored side.

Coach Desiree Ellis travelled with 17 players after a week of preparations in a local-based camp that took place from 25 – 31 March 2024 in Pretoria, South Africa. Ellis explained the decision to travel early to Nigeria was intended to help the team acclimatize to the weather conditions in Abuja as they are different from the conditions at home.

The team was given a warm welcome by the South African Embassy in Abuja and Lindi Mnimela delivered their best wishes on behalf of South African High Commissioner, Thami Mseleku.

“On behalf of High Commissioner Thami Mseleku, we are here to welcome you. He is the one who sent us here to give you a warm welcome. We have been waiting for the team for hours, patiently so because we were looking forward to having this privilege and honour of seeing each and every of you,” said Mnimela.

“I know you are all tired from the trip and we just wanted to wish you the best for the game on Friday. We are looking forward to it with our vuvuzelas ready and we have no doubt that you are going to win this.”

The team had their first official training session on Monday and will continue with preparations until Thursday.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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