(Photo: My roommate, Vuyo Mkhabela and I, relaxing and playing pool, before heading off to Cyprus - © Janine Van Wyk)
Its that time of the year again for Womens Football.. Another year for Team South Africa "Banyana Banyana" to participate in the Cyprus Cup for the 3rd…Continue
Here is just a little something to show how passionate and serious I am about developing young girls for the game in South Africa, in my spare time when I am not on International duty.
Playing for the South African Woman's National team is a huge honor and privilege, but the only downfall for the ladies in this country is that there is no Professional league running. The ladies get promised almost every year…Continue
Banyana Banyana’s Olympic preparations moved up a gear with a convincing 3-1 win over German Premier League ladies side Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Sportschule in Hennef, near Cologne, Germany on Thursday, 12 July 2012.
The Sasol-sponsored South African Senior Women’s National Team will play their final preparation match when they face Great Britain in an international friendly fixture in Birmingham, England on Sunday, 15 July…Continue
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Banyana Banyana midfielder Kylie-Ann Louw has been honoured as the Southland Conference League Female Athlete of the Year for a third consecutive season. Louw now holds the record for being the first player in history to win the award for the third successive year.
To add to her achievements, Louw scooped up two more awards – Soccer’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Athlete Scholar of the Year for excelling on the field as well as in the classroom.
Banyana Banyana national head coach Joseph Mkhonza has included three uncapped players in a 24-strong squad that will train at the Stellenbosch University Sports Performance Institute (SUSPI), Western Cape from Thursday, 12 April 2012.
The national camp is a continuation of the team’s preparations for their first appearance at the Olympics Games, to be held in London in July.
The Banyana Banyana…Continue
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South African Senior Women’s National Team (Banyana Banyana ) are focus on endurance and strength that will stand them in good stead for the 12-nation Cyprus Women’s Cup tournament that will be played from 28th February to 6th March 2012.
Banyana Banyana won the first match of their South American tour with a 1 - 0 win over Brazilian club side Cepe Caxias.Banyana Banyana captain Amanda Dlamini scored the only goal of the match in…Continue
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Banyana Banyana’s reign of success has not only seen them book a place at the London Olympics in July this year, but also win the hearts and minds of football fans across the Rainbow Nation and the continent.
The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, who will join Cameroon as the African representatives at the Olympic Games, can certainly hold their heads high in being South Africa’s No 1 national sports team of 2011 with 13 wins and a…Continue
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The South African Senior Women’s National Team (Banyana Banyana) will be looking to shine on their 18-day ‘Mission South America’ before competing in the Cyprus Women’s Cup from February 28 to March 6.
Twenty two players will be on the travelling party.
USA-based goalkeeper Roxanne Barker and experienced central defender Janine van Wyk have been added to the group that spent three weeks focusing on endurance and strength training…
Banyana Banyana and striker Nompumelelo Nyandeni have both been nominated for the African Football Confederation (CAF) awards.
The South African Senior Women's National Team has been nominated for the African Women's National Team of the Year category, while Nyandeni will vie for the African Women's Footballer of the Year.
The awards are scheduled for December 22 in Ghana.
Banyana qualified for the 2012 London Olympic…Continue
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Noko Matlou won the sports woman of the year category and a whopping R50 000 cash during the glittering awards ceremony of the SA Sports Awards held at Sun City, North West on Sunday 21 August 2011.
The Limpopo-born forward played a pivotal role in seeing South Africa to the final of the recent Cosafa Women’s Championship. She was also instrumental in helping Banyana secure the bronze medal at last year’s African Women’s Championship…
Banyana Banyana striker Sanah Mollo marked her return to the national senior women’s team by scoring two superb goals in the second half, as the hosts defeated Mozambique 5-0 in an international friendly match played a the Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Tshwane.
The match took place on Saturday (20 August 2011).
The win took Banyana Banyana’s 2011 statistics to 11 wins from 13 matches under the guidance of national coach Joseph…
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All-Africa Women’s Games 1st Qualifying Round 1st Leg
South Africa 0 – 1 Botswana (Saturday 30Th April)
Banyana Banyana have been left with much homework to do after Botswana ended their seven-match winning streak with a 1-0 result in an All-Africa Games first leg qualifier played at the old Peter Makaba Stadium in…Continue
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Noko Matlou scored her fifth goal in as many matches to allow Banyana Banyana to beat Tunisia 1-0 in their first leg fixture in the Olympic Qualifier. Played in front of a big crowd at the King Zwelithini Stadium, in Umlazi, near Durban. Banyana Banyana had the most of the possession in the first half, Matlou had the ball in the net after 15 minutes of play, but…
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