Africa Women's Cup of Nations Banyana Banyana in high spirits ahead of Senegal clash

Banyana Banyana arrived in Saly, Senegal, on Thursday after travelling for almost 20 hours from South Africa.

Coach Desiree Ellis’ side was welcomed by jubilant members of the South African Embassy in Senegal, who said they were honoured to see the reigning African Champions in person.

The Sasol-sponsored South African senior women’s national team will play two international friendly matches against the Teranga Lionesses on 1 and 4 June 2024 at Stade Lat Dior as they begin their preparations for the upcoming CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON).

The team will hold their first training session with a full squad on Friday afternoon as both Linda Motlhalo and Thubelihle Shamase joined the team in Dakar, Senegal.

Banyana Banyana squad; Goalkeepers: Kaylin Swart, Katlego Moletsane and Dineo Magagula.

Defenders: Karabo Dhlamini, Shannon Macomo, Bambanani Mbane, Asanda Hadebe, Lebogang Ramalepe, Tiisetso Makhubela, Lonathemba Mhlongo.

Midfielders: Linda Motlhalo, Mmabatho Mogale, Sibulele Holweni, Amogelang Motau, Nonhlanhla Mthandi, Kholosa Biyana, Ayesha Moosa and Lesego Nkoane.

Forwards: Thubelihle Shamase, Nicole Michael, Noxolo Cesane, Sinoxolo Cesane, Nthabiseng Majiya.

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

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