Amanda Dlamini Knows The Importance Of Kenya Clash

Banyana Banyana have departed for Nairobi, Kenya to take on the host nation in a crucial second leg third round 2016 Rio Olympic qualifiers.  The South Africans flew out on flight SA180 at 15:25 and are expected to land at 20:30 local time in Kenya (19:30 SA Time) on Thursday.  The match will take place on Sunday, 2 August at the Machakos Stadium, about 63 kilometres outside the capital Nairobi.
Kickoff is at 14:30 South African time.  Banyana Banyana completed their South African leg of preparations with their final training session held at the Nike Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto.  Midfielder Amanda Dlamini says:  ‘Preparations are going very well and the coach is emphasising on team organisation and just to work for one another because it’s going to be tough, but we are getting great conditioning to prepare well for the battle ahead.’  The visitors will resume training on Friday, 31 July in Kenya and they are well aware of what is in store for them.
Dlamini says:  ‘We are expecting an open match and they will want to prove a point.  Also, playing in their backyard they will want to come with guns blazing so they can reverse the result and proceed to the next stage.  But we know the importance of the match, we need to win at all costs.  Mentally we are ready, we just need to sharpen our physical conditioning so we can finish them off.’  The squad departed with a clean bill of health.  The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana won the first leg 1-0 a fortnight ago.
Travelling Banyana Banyana squad:

Goalkeepers

1. Andile Dlamini

Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Johannesburg

2. Yolula Tsawe

Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Johannesburg

3. Roxanne Barker

Thor/KA

Iceland

Defenders

4. Lebogang Ramalepe

Maindis FC

Polokwane

5. Nothando Vilakazi

Palace Super Falcons FC

Johannesburg

6. Janine Van Wyk

JVW FC

Johannesburg

7. Noko Matlou

Maindis FC

Polokwane

8. Lerato Kgasago

Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Johannesburg

9. Nomathemba Ntsibande

Springs Home Sweepers

Johannesburg

10. Zamandosi Cele

Durban Ladies FC

Pietermaritzburg

11. Kelso Peskin

Tyler Junior College

USA

Midfielders

12. Alochia Thobokela

Mamelodi Sundowns

Johannesburg

13. Amanda Dlamini

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg

14. Silindile Ngubane

Durban Ladies FC

Pietermaritzburg

15. Refiloe Jane

VUT Ladies

Vaal

16. Leandra Smeda

UWC Ladies

Cape Town

17. Nompumelelo Nyandeni

JVW FC

Johannesburg

18. Busisiwe Ndimeni

Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Johannesburg

Strikers

19. Bongiwe Thusi

Mamelodi Sundowns

Johannesburg

20. Sanah Mollo

Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Johannesburg

21. Shiwe Nogwanya

Bloemfontein Celtic

Bloemfontein

22. Thembi Kgatlana

UWC Ladies

Cape Town

23. Rhoda Mulaudzi

Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Johannesburg