Big Welcome Planned For Ghana's U17 girls
The Ghana Football Association together with the Ministry of Sports have
called on football fans to give the bronze-winning Black Maidens a big
welcome as the women's U-17 arrive in the country Monday Ghana's Black Maidens beat Germany 1-0 to finish third at FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 last Saturday.
The team will touch down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra
at 19:30 GMT (7:30pm) and fans have been called on to be at the airport
and be part of the welcoming party.
Winning bronze is Ghana's best-ever finish at a FIFA women’s
competition and the furthest by any African side at the FIFA U-17
Women’s World Cup.
The Lady Elephants Beat The Lionesses
This match forms part of preparations by both sides towards the 2012 Women's African Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Senegal and Cote D'Ivoire are both making their debuts at the AWC.
Nyandeni Out But Banyana Vow to Do Country Proud
Banyana Banyana head coach Joseph Mkhonza will take a locally-based
South African national senior team to the CAF African Women Championship
2012 in Equatorial Guinea from October 28 to November 11.
Nyandeni’s absence allows for Durban Ladies (Sasol League KwaZulu
Natal) defender Charlotte Mshengu to take the final spot among the 18
players to travel for next week’s national camp in Yaoundé, Cameroon,
before the national team heads to Malabo on 25 October 2012.
Mshengu impressed the national team coaches during the first week of
the national training camp in Johannesburg and holds great versatility
in being able to play in any of the defensive positions.
“Losing a player of Nyandeni’s talent and experience will always be a
setback to any team, but the spirit among the players in camp is high
and we remain focused on our objective of improving on our world ranking
of 56th and African ranking of 4th, at the tournament,” said Mkhonza.
“The players have been hard at training at the national camp since
the start of October, and Safa and Sasol must be thanked for allowing
the ladies to stay in camp for this length of time to prepare thoroughly
for the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.”
After beating Zimbabwe 1-0 in an international friendly encounter at
the Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday, the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana
will take on the Zimbabweans, at the Sinaba Stadium, Daveyton on
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 (15h00 kick-off).
Banyana Banyana have been drawn in Group A at the CAF African Women
Championship 2012 and will face hosts Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on
October 28, Senegal in Malabo on October 31, before travelling to Bata
for their encounter with DR Congo on November 3.
Successful group stage results will see the South Africans play in
the semi-finals in either Malabo or Bata on November 7, with the 3rd/4th
place playoff and the title decider both scheduled for Malabo on
Banyana Banyana are expected to leave for Cameroon on Friday, 19 October 2012.