Pauw Names Unchanged Banyana Squad

Banyana Banyana head coach Vera Pauw has named an almost unchanged side of 25 players for the second leg fourth round clash against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday, 18 October.  The match will take place at Estádio de Bata in Equatorial Guinea.  Kickoff is at 17:00 South African time (16:00 in Bata).

Only one player has been added – Jabulile Mazibuko, a midfielder from Tuks.  Mazibuko played all three of South Africa’s matches in the 2010 FIFA under-17 Women’s World Cup tournament in Trinidad and Tobago, and she later captained the Basetsana. This is her first time in the Banyana Banyana squad.  Striker Jermaine Seoposenwe had to return to the USA immediately after the first leg due to exams, and will rejoin the team on Monday, 12 October.

USA-based Robyn Moodaly has also been called up but looks unlikely to be released by her club, as the match does not fall on a FIFA Calendar date.  The Sasol-sponsored South Africans are expected to travel for Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, 14 October and arrive the next day.  The squad will be trimmed down to 23 before departure.


BANYANA BANYANA SQUAD TO FACE EG – 2nd Leg

GOALKEEPERS
1. ROXANNE BARKER 
2. ANDILE DLAMINI 
3. YOLULA TSAWE 

DEFENDERS
4. LEBOGANG RAMALEPE 
5. NOTHANDO VILAKAZI 
6. JANINE VAN WYK 
7. NOKO MATLOU 
8. LERATO KGASAGO  
9. NOMATHEMBA NTSIBANDE  
10. ZAMANDOSI CELE 
11. KELSO PESKIN

MIDFIELDERS
12. MAMELLO MAKHABANE 
13. ALOCHIA THOBOKELA 
14. AMANDA DLAMINI 
15. SILINDILE NGUBANE 
16. REFILOE JANE 
17. LEANDRA SMEDA
18. NOMPUMELELO NYANDENI
19. BONGIWE THUSI 
20. JABULILE MAZIBUKO 
21. ROBYN MOODALY 

STRIKERS
22. JERMAINE SEOPOSENWE
23. SANAH MOLLO  
24. SHIWE NOGWANYA 
25. RHODA MULAUDZ