Banyana Banyana national head coach Joseph Mkhonza has included three uncapped players and has recalled former captain,Portia Modise to join a 24-strong squad that will train at the Stellenbosch University Sports Performance Institute (SUSPI), Western Cape from Thursday, 12 April 2012.
The national camp is a continuation of the team’s preparations for their first appearance at the Olympics Games, to be held in London in July.
The national camp will run through to April 21, with goalkeeper Viwe Mpeta (Kovsies FC, Sasol League Free State) and midfielder Leah Sethunya (Maluti Ladies, Sasol League Free State) both having got call-ups. These players were identified by the national coaches at the Sasol League Road Show held in Welkom on March 17.
The other rookie invited is midfielder Jade Davids, who plays her club football for Galaxy FC in the Sasol League KwaZulu Natal.
The Banyana Banyana squad for Stellenbosch Camp:
Thoko Mndaweni (University of Johannesburg, Gauteng)
Nkosingiphile Zungu (Barcelona Ladies, KwaZulu Natal)
Viwe Mpeta (Kovsies, Free State)
Cindy-Leigh Meyer (University of Pretoria, Gauteng)
Amanda Sister (Liverpool Ladies, Eastern Cape)
Simphiwe Masina (Detroit Ladies, Mpumalanga)
Janine van Wyk (Palace Super Falcons, Gauteng)
Gabisile Hlumbane (Kovsies, Free State)
Refiloe Jane (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, Gauteng)
Zamandosi Cele (Durban Ladies, KwaZulu Natal)
Nothando Vilakazi (Palace Super Falcons, Gauteng)
Yola Jafta (University of Johannesburg, Gauteng)
Portia Modise (Palace Super Falcons, Gauteng)
Amanda Dlamini (University of Johannesburg, Gauteng)
Noko Matlou (University of Johannesburg, Gauteng)
Sanah Mollo (Bloemfontein Celtics, Free State)
Andiswe Mgcoyi (Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies, Gauteng)
Leandra Smeda (Cape Town Roses, Western Cape)
Vuyiswa Mdwekesha (Cape Town Roses, Western Cape)