SAFA Announces 24-player Squad for Banyana Banyana’s WAFCON Qualifiers vs. Burkina Faso

SAFA Announces 24-player Squad for Banyana Banyana's WAFCON Qualifiers vs. Burkina Faso

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has just unveiled its 24-player squad for the upcoming WAFCON qualifiers, where Banyana Banyana, the country’s senior women’s football team, will be squaring off against Burkina Faso.SAFA Announces 24-player Squad for Banyana Banyana's WAFCON Qualifiers vs. Burkina Faso

The matches are scheduled for November 30, 2023 (away), and Monday, December 4, 2023, at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Footballrover reports

Comprising three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders, and eight forwards, this roster includes four standout athletes from Mamelodi Sundowns FC, a leading women’s team in South Africa.

Among them are midfielder Kholosa Biyana, defenders Karabo Dhlamini and Lebohang Ramalepe, and goalkeeper Andile Dlamini.

Additionally, the squad boasts the presence of Thembi Kgatlana, a star player of the South African Senior Women’s Football Team and a standout at Racing Louisville FC.

The full squad list includes…

Goalkeepers

Andile Dlamini
Kaylin Swart
Katlego Moletsane

Defenders

Karabo Dhlamini
Fikile Magama
Faith Nokuthula
Janine Van Wyk
Lebohang Ramalepe
Lonathemba Mhlongo
Noko Matlou
Asanda Hadebe

Midfielders

Linda Motlhalo
Kholosa Biyana
Sphumelele Shamase
Amogelang Motau
Thubelihle Shamase

Forwards

Nicole Michael
Gabriela Salgado
Samkelisiwe Selana
Jermaine Seoposenwe
Noxolo Cesane
Wendy Shongwe
Hildah Magaia
Thembi Kgatlana

This talented ensemble represents a powerful blend of skill and experience, poised to take on Burkina Faso in these crucial qualifiers.

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