Banyana Banyana Looks to Rebound Quickly After Brazilian Reality Check

Banyana Banyana Looks to Rebound Quickly After Brazilian Reality Check

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
  • The South African senior women's national team will be looking to shake off their chastening defeat to Brazil last Friday
  • The South American champions brought Africa's finest with a chastening 3-0 win at the Orlando Stadium in Brazil
  • They will get a chance to make things right tonight against their guests at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban

Banyana Banyana will look to head to the skies after being brought down to earth with an almighty thud by Brazil last Friday.

The reigning Copa America Femenina winners defeated the Women Africa Cup of Nations champions 3-0 at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, hardly having to get out of third gear in the process.

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Banyana Banyana go through the training paces at the Moses Mabhida Stadium ahead of the match against Brazil. Image source: @Banyana_Banyana.
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The two nations will renew hostilities this evening at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban tonight, with the match starting at 6pm (CAT). Desiree Ellis had said weeks before the encounters that her side would need to play the very best on the planet in preparation for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

After the match in Johannesburg, Ellis said to TimesLIVE:

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“I thought that we created a few chances, especially with Hildah (Magaia) having that one chance. We have to be a little bit more clinical. In the second half, we played really well and created a lot of (chances) in transitions, but I thought our final ball in the final third was a little bit poor. That has to improve.
“Once again we made a mistake which they scored from, but I’m really proud of the team."

Angola humiliates Bafana Bafana in CHAN qualifier, knocks them out

South Africa crashed out of qualifiers for the 2022 African Nations Championship to be hosted in Algeria.

As reported by Sports Brief, Bafana Bafana was hammered 4-1 by Angola in the second leg encounter that was held at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto. This ensured a 6-1 aggregate victory for the Palanca Negras, who won 2-0 in the first leg last weekend.

South Africa has failed to qualify for the tournament since the 2014 edition, which the country hosted and was knocked out in the group stages. This was also the first time a senior Angolan national team - men and women - registered a victory in South Africa.

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