29 October 2010
With home ground advantage and with African Women’s Player of the Year Noko Matlou leading the way, South Africa are aiming to go one better than they did two years ago when the 7th African Women’s Championships kicks off in Ekurhuleni on Sunday.
Banyana Banyana will open the action against Tanzania at the Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton at 13:00. Nigeria, champions on five times out of the six occasions that the tournament has been held, face Mali at the same venue after the tournament opener.
The Nigerians are not the defending champions this time around, however, after Equatorial Guinea edged South Africa 2-1 for the title in Equatorial Guinea in 2008.