Banyana Banyana have received an emotional welcome on their return home from the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis believes the three-one defeat against Spain in their 2019 World Cup opening match was a true reflection of the encounter.
Trounced 7-2 by Norway in their final World Cup preparation encounter last night, Banyana Banyana players’ mental strength will be heavily tested as they go into their maiden World Cup in five days.
With just eleven days to go before the World Cup, Banyana Banyana held their first two training sessions on French soil this past weekend with all 26 players present after the four overseas-based players of Leandra Smeda (Sweden), Ode Fulutudilu (Spain) as well as Nothando Vilakazi and Jermaine Seoposenwe (both Lithuania) travelled from their clubs and met up with the rest of their team at their pre-World Cup base camp in Rouen.
Banyana Banyana vice-captain Refiloe Jane is expecting a difficult challenge at the upcoming 2019 FIFA World Cup in France.