Banyana set sights on elusive World Cup
runners-up guarantees each player R75 000. Should they come third, each player will get R60 000. This was confirmed by Safa council member Natasha Tsichlas yesterday. Ellis surprisingly snubbed Australian-based in-form striker Rhoda Mulaudzi and declined to give her reasons to omit the Canberra United forward.
“It was a difficult task to pin down the final 21 players as they all raised their hands to show how much they want to be part of this magnificent team. But I am confident that the players we have chosen will do th e business,” said Ellis.
Goalkeepers: Andile Dlamini, Kaylin Swart, Roxanne Barker
Defenders: Lebogang Ramalepe, Nothando Vilakazi, Janine van Wyk, Noko Matlou, Bambanani Mbane, Tiisetso Makhubela, Koketso Tlailane.
Midfielders: Kgaelebane Mohlakoana, Mamello Makhabane, Leandra Smeda, Nompumelelo Nyandeni, Linda Motlhalo, Busisiwe Ndimeni and Refiloe Jane.
Strikers: Jermaine Seoposenwe, Thembi Kgatlana, Melinda Kgadiete, Amanda Mthandi
‘ ‘ The World Cup is an emotional tournament for some of us
The Banyana Banyana squad, led by coach Desiree Ellis (middle) and her technical staff were all smiles at Safa House yesterday ahead of the Nations Cup in Ghana starting next weekend.