JOHANNESBURG, July 16 — The South African Football Association on Thursday congratulated the women’s national soccer team for qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
This came shortly after the Banyana Banyana beat Tunisia 1-0 in an away game to reach the semifinals of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) and qualify for the World Cup.
“The lone 14th minute strike from Jermaine Seoposenwe not only secured a place in the WAFCON semifinals, but it also guaranteed a ticket to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. All four WAFCON semifinalists are guaranteed places in next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup,” the association said in a statement.
Coach Desiree Ellis told media after the match that they had many chances and could have won by a wide margin, adding that the team will work on improving on scoring goals. (Xinhua)