Banyana Banyana beat DR Congo.

Set your alarms; Banyana take on USA this Friday

Banyana, ranked 45th, will play the U.S. women’s national team in two friendly matches. The matches will be played in Cincinnati and Chicago.


Banyana Banyana beat DR Congo.

Banyana Banyana are back in action in the next coming days as they play the U.S. women’s national team in two friendly matches.

The South African senior women’s team arrived in the USA this week and has already had a few training sessions.

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Fresh from reaching the last 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Desiree Ellis’ side faces another big challenge.

The reigning African Champions play the USA in Cincinnati on 21 September 2023 (22 September 01:30 am CAT) and in Chicago on 24 September 2023 (11:30 pm CAT).

Banyana ready for USA

Ellis said she was impressed by the work and the commitment shown by Banyana.

“The first day is always a difficult day, especially after the long travel, but I think we had a good night. Everyone looks enthusiastic and excited to be together again, and to be playing again. At the start of the training session, the longer we went, the better we got in terms of moving the ball around,” said Ellis was quoted on

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“It is extremely hot, obviously not the weather we are used to but I think we have done really well today.

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“We always knew that this game would come soon after the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup (in Australia and New Zealand) and the league has only been on the go for two weeks, so we went with players that have played regularly. And with withdrawal in certain positions due to injury, we had to fill those positions and with the players that have come in now, it’s an opportunity for them to raise their hands. We always say players who come in must step up so that we see whether we can take them on our journey or not,” said the Banyana coach.