Friendlies Watch: South Africa to play Burkina Faso

Rebecca Magoma

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana will play  Burkina Faso in an international friendly match set for October 22 at Dobsonville from 1500 hours.

It is the first time they face Burkina Faso with Banyana Banyana expected to hit camp on October 16 in Johannesburg.

“We are more than happy that we have a match so we can keep the momentum going. We would like to thank SAFA and Sasol for the making sure that the players are active, not just at their clubs but also at international level.

”It is vitally important that, where possible, we utilise FIFA dates because the more games we play the better we become and when the qualifiers come, we are ready,” Banyana Banyana interim head coach Desiree Ellis told SAFA News.

Ellis has selected a squad of 25 for the Burkina Faso clash with majority of the players that won Cosafa title last month in.

The team welcome captain Janine van Wyk who came to end of her season-long contract with US NWSL side, Houston Dash, as well as Andisiwe Mgcoyi.

Other names that made the squad include; Thato Letsoso (UJ University), Chuene Morifi (Mamelodi Sundowns), Letago Madiba and Bontle Mashilo ( TUT-PTA) as well as Lucinda Croy from Santos in Cape Town.

Nkoikoi Mabina and Nwabisa Kolisi who took part in Cosafa are the only players who have been left out of this assignment.

FULL SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Andile DLAMINI (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies,Johannesburg)

Yolula TSAWE (JVW FC,Johannesburg)

Roxanne BARKER (Cape Town Roses, Cape Town)

 DEFENDERS
Nothando VILAKAZI (Palace Super Falcons  FC,Johannesburg

Thato LETSOSO(University of Johannesburg,Johannesburg)

Noko MATLOU (Ma –Indies FCPolokwane)

Janine VAN WYK (Houston DashUSA)

Bambanani MBANE (Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies,Bloemfontein)

Lebohang RAMALEPE (Ma-Indies Polokwane)

Regina MOGOLOLA (University Pretoria,Pretoria)

Zanele NHLAPO (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies,Johannesburg)

 MIDFIELDERS

Nompumelelo NYANDENI (JVW FC,Johannesburg)

Leandra SMEDA (UWC Ladies,Cape Town)

Refiloe JANE(TUT-PTA,Pretoria)

Rachel SEBATI (TUT –PTA,Pretoria)

Kholosa BIYANA (UKZN,Durban)

Chuene MORIFI (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies,Johannesburg)

Thembi KGATLANA (UWC Ladies,Cape Town)

 Koketso TLAILANE (TUT-PTA,Pretoria)

 FORWARDS

 Rhoda MULAUDZI (Ma-Indies FC,Polokwane)

Chantelle ESAU (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies,Johannesburg)

Andisiwe MGCOYI (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies,Johannesburg)

 Letago MADIBA (TUT-PTA,Pretoria)

Bontle MASHILO (TUT-PTA,Pretoria)

Lucinda CROY (Santos FC,Cape Town)

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