Banyana in a return match away to Nigeria


BANYANA Banyana has safely arrived in Lagos, Nigeria but was greeted by wet and humid weather conditions.

Banyana Banyana will face the host nation in an international friendly match against the Super Falcons tomorrow at the Teslim-Balogun Stadium, kickoff is at 5pm.

The two countries played to a one-all draw in the first match held at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng near Rustenburg two weeks ago.

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana is determined to play their hearts out in the final match to be played on the African continent before concluding their final preparations in Germany for the London Olympic Games which are scheduled to take place from July 25 July – August 9.

“This match will give us an opportunity to field a different combination of players and see how they perform. I would also like to see them creating goal-scoring opportunities and actually converting the chances – it would be great to see the team score two or three goals this time around,” said Banyana Banyana head coach Joseph Mkhonza.

“Having looked at our last game, we need to be more compact in defence and be able to regroup once we have lost possession. The goal we conceded was merely defensive errors that need to be fine-tuned before the Olympics. I would also like to see them use set plays to great effect. As this will be our last match on the continent before the Olympics, we would like to wrap up in style.”

Olympic Schedule:
Group F
July 25:  Sweden v South Africa Coventry (City of Coventry Stadium, 7.45pm)
July 28: Canada v South Africa (Coventry, City of Coventry Stadium, 2.45pm)
July 31: Japan v South Africa (Cardiff, Millennium Stadium, 2.30pm)


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