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Banyana Name Strong Squad For Dutch Clash

Banyana Banyana Head Coach Desiree Ellis has named a strong squad for next month’s friendly against the Netherlands.

As part of preparations for the CAF AWCON qualifiers, Ellis’ team will face Holland in Zwolle on the 3 July.

It is a strong selection from Ellis and sees the return of overseas-based players like Janine Van Wyk and Ode Fulutudilu who recently won the league title in Scotland with Glasgow City, as well Jermaine Seoposenwe, who won the championship in Portugal.

“We are very excited to be playing international football again as we haven’t been able to travel for more than a year due to COVID-19,” Ellis told SAFA’s website.

“I am looking forward to seeing the progress made by our players who have been out in the United States and across Europe for the past year. We have called up senior players and these are the players who should guide the Banyana Banyana to the next FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.

“We will be facing a very tough Dutch side who are currently preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games while we continue preparations for our Africa Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers which are scheduled for later this year. 

“I believe this camp will be one of the greatest of my coaching career because I am spoilt for choice with quality players from overseas clubs, the local Hollywoodbets Super League and the Sasol League. I will be working with the crème de la crème of South African Women’s Football, and I am extremely looking forward to this camp.”

The full squad:

Andile DLAMINI GK Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Kaylin SWART GK JVW FC

Regirl NGOBENI GK University of Western Cape

Janine VAN WYK DF Glasgow City SCOTLAND

Tiisetso MAKHUBELA DF Tshwane University of Technology-PTA

Noko MATLOU DF SD Eibar SPAIN

Bambanani MBANE DF Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Karabo DHLAMINI DF University of Northwestern Ohio USA

Bongeka GAMEDE DF University of Western Cape

Kgaelebane MOHLOKOANA MF Bloemfontein Celtic

Ongeziwe NDLANGISA MF Sunflower FC

Oratile MOKWENA MF Mamelodi Sundowns

Mamello MAKHABANE MF JWV FC

Nomvula KGOALE MF Tshwane University of Technology-PTA

Robyn MOODALY MF JVW FC

Noxolo CESANE MF University of Western Cape

Gabriela SALGADO MF JWV FC

Thembi KGATLANA FW SD Eibar SPAIN

Jermaine SEOPOSENWE FW Sporting Braga PORTUGAL

Lelona DAWETI FW Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Ode FULUTUDILU FW Glasgow City SCOTLAND

Sibulele HOLWENI FW University of Western Cape

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