Banyana in search of golden ticket
The Group B fixture at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek will launch South Africa’s quest for a maiden Fifa Women’s World Cup qualification.
Banyana fell short of this four years ago when they finished in the semifinals at the 2010 tournament.
There is a keen sense of anticipation about coach Vera Pauw’s chances to ensure her charges will do well at the Namibia championship and book their ticket to next year’s global showpiece.
The teams that finish in the top three in Namibia will earn berths at the women’s world soccer spectacle in Canada next year.
Banyana go into the eight-nation tournament at the back of a sevenmatch unbeaten run during their nine weeks of preparation.
History favours South Africa against Cameroon.
Banyana boasted two wins in their previous clashes against the west Africans at the continental championships – in 2010 and 2012 – where they met in the third-place play-off.
After Cameroon, Banyana will face Ghana on Wednesday, the same day Bafana Bafana host Congo-Brazzaville in an Afcon qualifier return leg in Polokwane.
Pauw’s team will then face Algeria
TOP SCORER Banyana will rely on Portia Modise to bang in the goals at their African Women’s Championship game in Namibia