South Africa to face Sweden in two International friendly matches early in the New Year

South Africa, Banyana Banyana, will host Sweden for two international friendly matches in Cape Town in January 2018.

The first fixture will be a closed-door match and will take place on Thursday 18 January.

The second fixture will take place on Sunday 21 January with a scheduled 14:00 (local time) kick-off.

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said on the SAFA official website: “A match against Sweden is another step for Banyana Banyana as we build towards two major competitions – the qualification for the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana and the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France – and this is a chance for the South African Senior Women’s National Team to go to the next level,” said Dr Jordaan.
“It’s a major challenge because Sweden is one of the top women’s team in the world, we would like to wish Banyana Banyana well in that game.”

South Africa and Sweden have met two times previously, both in Olympic competition. The first at London 2012, with Banyana Banyana losing 4-1.

The second was at Rio 2016 which ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat for South Africa.


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