CAPE TOWN, September 22 – Thulas Nxesi, the South African Minister of Sport and Recreation, will be rooting for Banyana Banyana, South Africa’s women’s national soccer team, who will go up against hosts Zimbabwe in the COSAFA Cup final in Bulawayo on Sunday.
Banyana Banyana beat Zambia on penalties in the COSAFA Cup semi-finals to advance to Finals. The match played on Thursday saw Banyana playing on the back foot after going down 3 – 0 at one stage.
Towards the last quarter of the match, Banyana came from behind to level the scores. At the final whistle, Banyana forced the match into penalties, winning 5-3 against Zambia.
“Well done to our senior Ladies National Team, what a splendid performance. The never say die spirit displayed demonstrated that, if an athlete can place his or her mind towards achieving his or her ultimate goal, definitely nothing is impossible and anything can be achieved. I am proud of our Ladies team and I wish them well in the finals.
“After what they put on display against Zambia, I am confident that they will do the country proud and emerge As winners in the finals,” – said Nxesi.