South Africa Banyana Banyana earn historic World Cup qualification
South Africa beat Mali 2-0 in the Africa Women Cup of Nations semi-final to book their place at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.
Thembi Kgatlana and Lebogang Ramalepe scored the goals that secured South Africa Banyana Banyana’s win over Mali which earned them an historic World Cup qualification and a place in the Africa Women Cup of Nations final where they will play Nigeria.
Nigeria beat Cameroon 4-2 on penalties in their semi-final contest to book their place at France 2019. Cameroon and Mali will play the match for third place – the winner of this game will win the final available World Cup berth. Here’s a reminder of all the Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2018 results and upcoming fixtures.
Despite coming close to qualifying on previous occasions it was tonight that history was finally made for Banyana Banyana, with a well earned semi-final win over Mali to reach the World Cup.
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South Africa and Nigeria join the list of already qualified teams and the hosts France.
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 qualified team… So far: