Banyana coach Ellis names final AWCON squad

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has announced the final 23-woman squad to represent South Africa at the Africa Women’s Cup of nations in Morocco from July 2-23.

The coach also announced three players who will be on the standby list.

Speaking at the press conference on Monday, the coach was full of praise for the coaches for the work they have done in keeping the players fit. She further praised the players for the effort they displayed during the local preparation/selection camp.

The Banyana Banyana coach said selecting the final squad for the tournament was a difficult task for the technical team.

Nozipho Mbatha, Sasol Senior Manager: Group Brand and Sponsorship Manager, expressed her excitement about Banyana Banyana representing the country in the AWCON.

“I congratulate each player called up for this significant national duty. We have seen how these ladies have worked hard during their campaign to qualify for this important tournament, and each selected player deserves to be part of the squad.

Banyana Banyana Final Squad:

Goalkeepers: Andile Dlamini, Kaylin Swart, Regirl Ngobeni

Defenders: Baraboo Dhlamini, Lebohang Ramalepe, Janine Van Wyk, Bambanani Mbane, Bongeka Gamede, Noko Matlou

Midfielders: Refiloe Jane, Nomvula Kgoale, Linda Motlhalo, Thalea Smidt, Kholosa Biyana, Amogelang Motau, Robyn Moodaly, Sibulele Holweni

Forwards: Jermaine Seoposenwe, Melinda Kgadiete, Noxolo Cesane, Nthabiseng Majiya, Thembi Kgatlana, Hildah Magaia.

Standby players: Kebotseng Moletsane, Tiisetso Makhubela, Thubelihle Shamase. –Supersport

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