The variety of gamers in Johannesburg has elevated after the Eibar stars have linked up with the staff
Eibar duo Thembi Kgatlana and Noko Matlou are the brand new arrivals for South Africa’s upcoming worldwide friendlies in opposition to Zambia and Botswana.
Desiree Ellis’ aspect sq. off in opposition to their neighbours with the primary check match in opposition to the Copper Queens scheduled to happen on Saturday at Bidvest Wits Stadium.
They may even tackle the Zebras three days later on the identical venue in rematches of the 2020 Olympic Video games qualifier in September 2019 and the 2020 Cosafa Ladies’s Cup closing final November.
Though Banyana avenged their Olympic elimination 12 months later on the Cosafa Cup, they may look to increase their dominance over their Southern African rivals.
Ellis has invited 26 gamers for the ties and on Tuesday, and Amanda Mthandi, who plies her commerce with Badajoz in Spain, arrived early on the day.
Banyana Banyana had their first coaching session on Tuesday afternoon on the Bidvest Stadium, and Kgatlana and Matlou arrived on the camp thereafter to extend the variety of gamers in camp to 25.
The duo are returning to the Banyana fold for the primary time since they final featured in opposition to Japan in a pleasant in November 2019.
Nevertheless, fourth goalkeeper Mapaseka Mpuru, who performs for the College of Pretoria, has withdrawn resulting from her research.
South Africa are eager to surpass their runners-up end on the Africa Ladies’s Cup of Nations in Morocco subsequent yr and the five-time finalists will hope to be prepared in time for the qualifiers later this yr.