CAPE TOWN – South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan says the timing of the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Challenge and Albertina Sisulu Centenary friendlies is perfect preparation for Banyana Banyana.
The country’s national women’s football team face the Netherlands and Sweden on Saturday and Tuesday respectively at Cape Town Stadium as part of their preparation for their maiden appearance at the World Cup in June.
“We are very happy with where we find Banyana in their history, with them preparing for France.
“They find Banyana when the coach, Desiree Ellis, was named Coach of the Year on the African continent. When a player was named the best player on the African continent and scored the best goal. We think it is the right time to take the team to the next level to test them against the best teams in the world,” Jordaan said yesterday.
“We all look forward to some great football and to also remember the legacy of these two icons, that the memory of these two women is always etched in every South African. We look forward to a unique celebration."