Banyana Banyana head coach, Joseph Mkhonza, has announced the squad of 24 players for the team’s upcoming assessment camp. The South African Football Association (SAFA) confirmed that Mkhonza and his team will assemble in Johannesburg for a four-day fitness and assessment camp.
The team last had a competitive game in Europe, at the Cyprus Cup, in March where they finished 11th in the tournament consisting of 12 teams. The aim of the camp is to give Mkhonza and his technical team the opportunity to have a closer look at the players.
“It is essential that we monitor and evaluate the players regularly especially during the quiet period for the national team. This also gives us the opportunity to look at players that are doing well in the Sasol League so that we can build a strong squad for future tournaments.
“This is very important for the development of the team. None of our girls that are playing in the overseas leagues are available for this camp. This will give me the opportunity to grow the squad for the future,” Mkhonza told SAFA’s official website.
The team will assemble today (Thursday). Banyana are expected to depart for Nelspruit on June 3 after the final squad of 21 players has been selected.
The team is scheduled to play an international friendly against Mozambique at the Kanyamazane Stadium on June 9. The camp forms part of Mkhonza’s plan to prepare for upcoming international competitions planned for later this year.
Banyana will also use the camp in preparation for the Women’s COSAFA Cup scheduled for December.
List of 24-women squad:
1. Andile Dlamini - Mamelodi Sundowns
2. Nkosingiphile Zungu - Remax Shooting Stars
3. Mahlatsi Mogola - TUT PTA
4. Primrose Ndlozi - TK Stars (Mpumalanga)
5. Gabisile Hlumbane - Kovsies Ladies
6. Nothando Vilakazi - Super Falcons
7. Nelisiwe Mchunu - Moroka Swallows
8. Lebogang Mabatle - Zebra Force
9. Khomo Sefako - PUK Tawana
10. Janine Van Wyk - Mondeor Meteors Ladies
11. Charlotte Mshengu - Durban Ladies
12. Andisiwe Ndesi - City Lads
13. Nwabisa Kolisi - City Lads
14. Chelsea Peterson - Milano United
15. Amanda Dlamini - Durban Ladies
16. Nocawe Skiti - Cape Town Roses
17. Nomathemba Ntsibande - Springs Home Sweepers
18. Nomawethu Nyusani - Coastal United Ladies
19. Memory Makhanya - Durban Ladies
20. Noko Matlou - MaIndies
21. Zingawe Phakathi - United Ladies
22. Silindile Ngubane - Durban Ladies
23. Shiwe Nogwanya - Celtics
24. Zamandosi Cele - Durban Ladies