The list of South Africa’s senior women’s national football team for the COSAFA women’s tournament was unveiled on Monday. A group of 20 players were called home for the regional tournament to be held from 28 September to 9 October.
Defending COSAFA Cup champion Banina Banyan is at stake after winning the competition in the last four editions. They are entering with great momentum after winning the first Ayesha Buhari Invitational tournament in Nigeria.
Janine van Wyk will be the only foreign player to be part of the team as the tournament does not appear on the FIFA calendar and selection is mainly focused on local players. The team’s first training session was on Monday afternoon as part of preparations for the opener against Malawi on Tuesday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in South Africa.
List of 20 South Africans for the Cosafa 2021 tournament:
Kylin Swart (JVW FC)
Asa Rabalo (Mamelodi Sundowns FC)
Carabo Makhurbetshi (Mamelody Sundowns)
Tiisetso Mkhubela (Tshwane University of Technology)
Bambanani Mbane (Mamelody Sundowns FC)
Added Nadalangisa (Sunflower FC)
Jeanne Van Wyk (Glasgow City, Cosse)
Salome Kekana (Tshwane University of Technology)
Mamelo Mkhabane (JVW FC)
Oratile Mokwena (Mamelodi Sundowns FC)
Gabriella Salgado (JVW FC)
Noxolo Sessen (University of the Western Cape)
Robin Moodley (JVW FC)
Sibule Holvaney (University of the Western Cape)
Melinda Kagdiet (Mamelody Sundowns FC)
Entombificile Ndlovu (Tournesol FC)
Kagleben Mohalakoana (Bloemfontein Celtic FC)
Nokwanda Zondi (Free State University)
Mandissa Faya (Waiting Ladies)
Chew Retumetse (Bloemfontein Celtic)
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