“We have a lot of work to do ahead of the WC” – Van Wyk

Banyana Banyana Cyprus Cup training

Captain of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana team, Janine van Wyk, says the 2019 Cyprus Women’s Cup was a perfect barometer of how much work they still needed to do to be ready for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup starting in June in France.

South Africa played four matches in Cyprus – managing only one draw and lost three games – and finished in 10thposition out of 12 nations.

Banyana Banyana have been drawn against Spain, Germany and China in the World Cup.

The squad returns home on Friday, 8 March but will be without Van Wyk, Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo.

Van Wyk and Kgatlana will be in Paris to attend a Nike event, while Motlhalo is going to report at her new club in China, Beijing BG Phoenix, where she will be joined by Kgatlana later.

Here’s what Van Wyk had to say: