SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM ONE STEP FROM REACHING AFRICAN CUP FINAL
The South African women’s football team is one step away from reaching the 2016 Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Women’s Cup of Nations final.
Following their impressive 5-0 victory over Egypt in the quarterfinals, Banyana will face Nigeria in the semifinals at Limbe in Cameroon Tuesday evening, an assignment that Banyana will be eager to pull off having been runners-up four times.
Banyana Banyana will look to continue on their goal scoring form when they take on the Super Falcons of Nigeria and are confident of a victory over seven-time champions Nigeria.
Banyana Banyana goalkeeper Andile Dlamini says the five goals they scored in their previous match have given them confidence heading into the clash.
“Banging in those goals gave us confidence. We are looking forward to playing Nigeria and it shows that every opportunity we get we will be able to convert when it comes to us playing Nigeria. It’s a difficult team, but we have played them twice and won once and we still have a chance to get good results,” she adds.
The Banyana defence has been solid so far. The South African women have only conceded one goal in their last three matches. However, they face a side that has a good striking force.
Nigeria has been a threat to their recent opponents. In their past three outings in the tournament they have scored 11 goals.
Banyana have met Nigeria on 21 occasions with the West Africans winning 14 times.
In the other semifinal clash to be played at the same time, hosts Cameroon will take on Ghana at Yaounde.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK