Vera Pauw’s charges are set to continue with the hard work as they work towards their ultimate objective of finishing first at the Championships when they host Tanzania at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday, 31 August at 18h00.
Banyana Banyana will have just over a month left after Sunday’s match against Tanzania to prepare for the biggest women’s football tournament on African soil, which will be hosted in Namibia from 11-25 October.
Pauw is confident that the team will perform well at the tournament, though it will not be easy as Sasol Banyana Banyana are drawn in the group of death against, nemesis Ghana, Cameroon and Algeria.
“Our objective of finishing in the top 3 at the tournament is very much possible, although it is not going to be easy. The friendly matches are good preparation for us, we are not focusing much on how Tanzania plays as we don’t know much about them, but on continuing with making sure that we are ready come October,” Pauw said.
The Sasol sponsored women’s national team has come second on two occasions already in previous AWC tournaments, and now have their minds set on qualifying for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.