Banyana Banyana will face Australia in a friendly international to be played in London next month.
The game, which forms part of South Africa’s preparation for next year’s Fifa World Cup, is set to be played on Saturday, 8 October.
This encounter comes after Banyana Banyana hosted eight-time Copa América Femenina winners Brazil in two friendly internationals played in Johannesburg and Durban.
Coach Desiree Ellis is excited to be playing against another top side so soon after facing Brazilians.
“This is very exciting news, and another opportunity to play against a top nation,” Ellis told www.safa.net. “Australia are the co-hosts of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup along with New Zealand. Coming so soon after playing against Brazil, this gives us an opportunity to rectify our mistakes as well as test and challenge us. It is another opportunity for an improved performance and for players to raise their hands.
“We are really excited. We say thank you to SAFA and SASOL. They said they would get us opponents to prepare for the World Cup and what a start to our preparations. We are really looking forward to this fantastic game.”
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