SOUTH AFRICA

FIFA Ranking: 48


Women's

World Cup

History


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2019

First FWWC



THE ROAD

TO FRANCE

South Africa made history. After many years of trying, they made sure of a place at their first Women’s World Cup by defeating Mali 2-0 in the semi-finals of the 2018 CAF Women's Africa Cup of Nations. Facing them in the final were Nigeria, whom they had beaten 1-0 in the group phase. There was to be no repeat, however, as the Super Falcons won 4-3 on penalties after a goalless extra-time draw.





THE COACH

Desiree Ellis

A pioneer of women’s football in South Africa, Desiree Ellis was appointed caretaker coach of Banyana Banyana in October 2016 before taking on the job permanently in February 2018. As well as guiding the national team to their maiden women’s world finals, she is also the first African player – male or female – to have won the COSAFA Women's Cup both as a player (in 2002) and a coach (in 2017).



THE STAR

Janine van Wyk

Since her debut in December 2005, Banyana Banyana veteran Janine van Wyk has become the most-capped South African player of either gender. She also broke the caps record for an African woman when she made her 150th international appearance against Malawi at the 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship.




See you

in France 2019




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