Banyana Banyana made the nation proud by qualifying for their first ever World Cup, and Mzansi showed them true love upon their return home on Sunday.
There was singing and dancing at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon as the South African women’s team arrived on home soil after their heroics at the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana.
There was the heartbreak of losing the final 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out to Nigeria on Saturday, but by then, the main job had already been done – qualifying for next year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.
Banyana Banyana will be joined by Nigeria and Cameroon as Africa’s representatives at the global showpiece.
On Sunday, Minister of Sport and Recreation Tokozile Xasa, as well as Minister of Women, Bathabile Dlamini, welcomed Banyana home at the airport, along with thousands of fans that rejoiced.