Jane – It’s Time Banyana Won AFCON
Banyana Banyana and AC Millan star Refiloe Jane has insisted that this current crop of Banyana Banyana players must break their curse and bring home next year’s Women’s AFCON.
The South African Women’s Football team have come close to being crowned African champions multiple times, but failed at the final hurdle so far.
Banyana finished as runners-up five times, including in the 2018 tournament when they lost 4-3 on penalties to Nigeria in the final.
Jane, though, who is one of a few stars in the current Banyana team alongside names such Thembi Kgatlana, Noko Matlou, Linda Motlhalo, Rachel Sebati, Letago Modiba, Amogelang Motau and Ode Fulutudilu feels they’ve got the right mix to finally win the tournament in 2022.
“At this present moment we have what it takes to go out and win it. I think it is about time that we go and win the women’s AFCON,” she told iDiski Times.
“We have the quality; we have the experience that we always wanted and the balance in the team. We have come short on so many occasionsand we sacrificed a lot to be where we are as individuals and as a team.
“We kind of feel that we have played in all those tournaments, we have gotten all those medals but there is always that one missing, which is the women’s AFCON gold medal.
“So as a team we do feel that we have to really go all out and make sure that when we play in the tournament, we go all out and bring that gold medal no matter what it takes.”
The next Women’s AFCON will take place in Morocco in July 2022 and Banyana still need to qualify for the tournament.
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