Banyana set sights on elu­sive World Cup

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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.

Squad:

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

/ VELI NHLAPO

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.

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