Banyana Banyana Hit By Injury

Banyana Banyana have suffered an injury ahead of their departure to Equatorial Guinea on Friday.  Goalkeeper Yolula Tsawe injured her hand at training and has been withdrawn from the squad.  Mapaseka Mpuru, a South African under-20 Women’s National Team (Basetsana) goalkeeper, has taken her place.

The HPC player was instrumental in Basetsana proceeding to the final round of the 2016 Papua New Guinea Women’s World Cup qualifiers when they defeated a stubborn Zambia 3-2 at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa this past weekend.  The under-20 international has already arrived in camp and will be training with Banyana Banyana on Thursday in their afternoon training session.  The Sasol-sponsored South Africans take on Equatorial Guinea in a crucial decider on Sunday at Estadio de Bata in Equatorial Guinea.  Kick off is at 17:00 South African time.

The winner between South Africa and Equatorial Guinea will qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next year.  Meanwhile USA-based striker Jermaine Seoposenwe has arrived in camp to join her compatriots.  She will be at training in the afternoon.