Banyana Banyana Look to Breeze Past Burundi in Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Group C Encounter

Banyana Banyana Look to Breeze Past Burundi in Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Group C Encounter

  • Banyana Banyana beat Nigeria in their opening game of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations to top Group C
  • Burundi were comprehensively beaten 4-2 by Botswana in a battle of the debutants during their opening encounter
  • Banyana will secure automatic qualification into the knock-out phase with a victory over Burundi in their second game

Banyana Banyana will look to cement their place at the top of Group C when they take on Burundi in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations later today.

Desiree Ellis’ side will take on the debutants who are currently bottom of the group at the Stade Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassanin Rabat, Morocco.

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Banyana Banyana will take on Burundi in the second game of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations later today. Image: @Jason_Sagini
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What happened during each side’s opening games?

Banyana produces a brilliant second-half display to beat bitter rivals Nigeria in their opening encounter. The South African side survived a late scare to win the match 2-1.

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Debutants Burundi took on fellow debutants Botswana in their opening game. Botswana outclassed Burundi 4-2 to open their campaign with a win, reported.

What a win means for either side

Banyana will secure the top spot in Group C with a win against Burundi tonight. A victory will also ensure that South Africa qualifies for the knock-out phase of the tournament, IOL reported. A win for Burundi will throw the group wide open. If the debutants beat Banyana and Nigeria beat Botswana, every side will be on three points heading into the final game.

Banyana won’t take Burundi lightly

Desiree Ellis believes that Banyana’s game against Burundi could be bigger than their match against Nigeria, Times LIVE reported. The coach said that her team need to keep their guard up to capitalise on their dream start.

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Desiree Ellis praises Banyana Banyana side after victory over Nigeria in Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Banyana Banyana are still brimming after their victory against Nigeria last night.

Coach Desiree Ellis praised the team’s performance and shared her thoughts on the opening game of Group C of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Jermaine Seoposenwe scored on the hour mark to give the South Africans the lead, with midfielder Hildah Magaia doubling the advantage two minutes later. Nigeria would score a late goal, but Banyana hung on for the win.

Super Falcons fall again to South Africa, lose 2:1 to Bayana Bayana in WAFCON 2022 opener

Banyana Banyana have again shown they are ready to overthrow Nigeria as the Queens of Africa football after an outstanding opening game victory against the Super Falcons.

Banyana Banyana cruised to a 2-1 victory against the 9-time African champions, who were without rhythm as they were dominated for the most part of the game.

Two quick goals in the second half from Jermaine Seoposenwe in the 60th minute and Hildah Magaia three minutes later gave South Africa a comfortable lead against the Super Falcons after a disappointing goalless first half.